Letter: No bike issues at path on Waterside

In relation to the article on off-road bikes in Hollingwood, the bikers that use the road, I accept, should be punished, but I disagree as to complaints of Waterside. I cycle this path daily and never had an issue.

By Tracy Smith
Wednesday, 11th May 2022, 6:50 pm

Most bikes access a former road belonging to Staveley Works, and access a waste land that has been used by off-road bikes for many, many years. I myself used this area as a child.

This land, and may I add the local canal, was waste land. Yes the canal is now open again. However, this is yet again people who don't know or come from the area, and a small amount of idiots on stolen bikes causing issues.

It does not matter where you live, people need areas to use bikes/quads.

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"I cycle this path daily and never had an issue", says a reader about the paths around Waterside.

No I don't now use this area, but I do have bikes and quads still. And, should I use this area, I am trespassing as much as the person walking. Civil matter not legal.

J Plant

Derbyshire

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