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Cyclists appeal for respect

Nick Maitland

Cyclists appeal for respect
Triathlete Amy Cox is urging cyclists to ensure their own safety while pleading with motorists to give them more space on the road. (FILE)

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With the alarming number of cyclists’ deaths on the roads in the last eight weeks, professional bikers are appealing to motorists to be vigilant and exercise more care when engaging with cyclists.

Of the four recorded road fatalities so far for 2021, three have been cyclists. Last late month, 21-year-old Ritre Alleyne became the latest cyclist, and the third in two months, to succumb to injuries sustained in a collision.

Professional and semi-professional cyclists who ride regularly have expressed their fears and concerns about their safety on the roads as well as motorists’ attitude towards them.

“At the moment, the major problem is the cyclists are being forced to ride later because of curfew, so they are on the roads at the same time as most motorists, especially at rush hour,” triathlete Amy Cox told Sun Sport. (NM)

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