I refer to your article of Wednesday October 6. Although I admit some cyclists can give us all a bad name, I have had too many near-misses with fishing poles.
The anglers can be very inconsiderate, once saying to myself and my daughters: “I hope you fall in!”
There is tension on the towpath, which is such a shame as we are so lucky to have access to a peaceful and idyllic transport network.
Walkers and ramblers shouldn’t be forgotten.
They can be self-righteous too, having “priority” over cyclists.
They often claim they didn’t hear the cyclist’s bell, so refuse to move aside.
I think the answer is for all users to respect each other, whether cyclist, angler or walker.
The pleasures of the towpaths should be enjoyed and shared by everyone.