Cyclists’ group says it is ‘disappointed’

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THE head of an organisation representing cyclists has expressed disappointment over the increase in drivers speeding. It comes as figures show an increase in drivers caught by mobile speed cameras on roads, many of which are dual carriageways and shared by cyclists.

Acting chair of Portsmouth Cycle Forum Ian Saunders told The News: ‘Whether you’re doing 60mph in a 50mph, or 70 in a 40, or 30 in a 20 on residential roads on Portsea Island, it’s all endangering people moving about their own business.

‘Anything that can be done is obviously going to be beneficial to all vulnerable road users, and particularly cyclists, from our point of view, given the casualty statistics for the city that remain at the top of the country’s statistics, as the worst in the country.’

He added: ‘It’s very disappointing because it does put cyclists in danger on those roads, especially with Southwick if you’re going over the hill or coming up the hill.’