Marazion residents appeal for sensible cycling through town
MARAZION residents are concerned that fast-moving cyclists using the centre of the town as part of their route are putting lives at risk.
A number of people spoke at a recent Marazion Town Council meeting saying that they were worried someone could be injured because of the way cyclists ride through the town.
One resident, who did not wish to be named, said: "They are not club cyclists, they come through at maybe 30mph. What I saw on Saturday, it was maybe inches away from somebody being killed. It will happen."
Hugh McColl, the husband of Marazion postmistress Jane, said: "They come down that hill and there is an awful lot of them and if there is a car in the way they will go straight on the pavement."
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Town councillor Penney Hosking added at the meeting last month: "The main problem is when the cyclists come through they ride two or three abreast and they will not pull in to let cars past – they seem to think that they own the road."
Councillors will look at how they can raise awareness of the issue to improve safety.
Rod James, of Penzance, who is chair of One and All Cycling said club members were always asked to stick to road rules and respect other road users.
But he added: "In any population there is going to be people that will do things that are not in the rules."
Mr James said it was important for different groups to communicate with each other, particularly as cycling was becoming more popular.