Near misses with cyclists

Published: Monday, 30 July 2018

We have just had a couple of weeks on our boat travelling from Overwater to Kidderminster and back. I have been astounded at the speed that most cyclists travel at—although to be fair a few did slow down.

On several occasions I witnessed some very near misses with people walking and stepping off boats.

May I ask what contributions they are making to the upkeep of tow paths; surely with them hurtling along it is bound to cause damage. Will the cost be passed on to the poor old boaters again?  As if we don't contribute enough already.

Also there should be some way of slowing them down and they should respect that other people are using the towpath. How long before a serious accident occurs?

Angie Crowther, Nb Streamline