Living in the countryside I have noticed several signs being erected advising us to Think Bike.
I assume that this is directed at motorists to consider the gathering of leather-clad bikers who congregate in Glasson Dock or head up to Kirkby Lonsdale on Sunday mornings, having left in their wake either potential danger to other road users or disruption to the peace and quiet of householders along their path.
The speed and noise of some of these vehicles would suggest that the riders are either totally oblivious or indifferent to the impact they may have on long suffering residents and other road users. The police seem unable or unwilling to control this situation and I find it incredible in this day and age, where a conker fight is frowned upon as a risk to health and safety, that these machines are allowed to continue to career along our roads unchecked.
I appreciate that there may be a minority who give these bikers a bad name but can only suggest that they police their own group and actively discourage high speeds and/or noise.
Think Bike – I know what I think.
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