Cyclists making Woodhall Spa path dangerous says village resident


Parish councillors in Woodhall Spa have asked police to ‘keep an eye’ on a village footpath amid fears someone could be seriously injured by cyclists.

A resident, speaking at a recent parish council meeting, said she was increasingly worried about cyclists using the footpath between The Broadway and Tor-o-Moor Gardens.

The resident, who did not give her name, said she had almost been knocked down on several occasions by cyclists riding at speed around a ‘blind corner.’

She said the people responsible were ignoring ‘no cycling’ signs.

She also claimed that when she had spoken to the cyclists, she had been verbally abused.

The resident added: “It’s a problem and it is definitely getting worse.

“They (cyclists) come around that blind corner and they don’t care about anyone else who might be on the path.

“Three times I have nearly been knocked down.

“I’m lucky I didn’t have my legs broken - or even worse.

“It is an accident waiting to happen.

“If you saying anything to them, you just get verbal abuse.”

The resident said she had contacted Lincolnshire County Council to highlight the problem.

She added: “I told them I would pay for a gate to be put up, rather than pay my council tax.

“After all, they (the cyclists) are breaking the law.”

The resident also confirmed she had spoken to police but claimed she rarely saw an officer in the village.

Parish council chairman David Clarke said he sympathised with the resident and confirmed they would speak to the County Council and the police about the issue.

He added: “We will ask to see if they can come up with a solution.”