AS a cyclist living in Skipton I am increasingly aware of the lack of consideration some motorists have for myself and fellow cyclists.

My partner and I live off Shortbank Road and have a pinch point under the railway bridge to cope with as we return from town.

We have the right of way. Many motorists do not recognise this and will continue to drive towards us necessitating the need to indicate to the driver that they should stop. This is most intimidating and nerve racking and our polite explanation as to our request is often met with verbal abuse.

We intend to carry on cycling. After all , it is good for one’s health and (usually ) one’s mental well being. Also, it is environmentally very sound.

So, we ask that motorists are respectful of us as we cycle up through the pinch point as fast as we can (so as to avoid holding anyone up.)

Chris Rose