So why aren’t the ‘serious’ cyclists using the new path?

Surely, holding a door open for a member of either sex is just good manners?

LESLEY KEATING: Would you dare hold a door open for a woman?

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It’s great news for the cyclists of Gosport and beyond that there is now a cycle path that runs along Stokes Bay.

It’s not been put along the promenade, as I guess wending its way amongst the pushchairs and seniors taking a stroll would have caused a bit too much difficulty,

But it’s definitely there, with a nice fresh surface, and should cut down a lot of issues when herding children on bikes.

But here’s a question as a car driver. Why aren’t the ‘serious’ cyclists using it?

You know the ones I’m talking about, the Lycra-clad racing bike crew?

The whole point of having a cycle path is to keep cyclists safe, so surely the best way of doing that would be to use the darn thing?