Not to be a downer to a great season, but it seems like some of us are forgetting the fundamentals of safety. I understand when the heat is on and people are jamming, however, we should be always mindful as we are ambassadors of cycling, not just the BCC.
Here is a friendly reminder from a driver that lives in the area. Thanks for taking the time to read this and ensure that we stay safe on the roads and respect the vehicles in an intersection. Thank you Heather for bringing this to our attention.
I am contacting you because of my encounter with a large number of cyclists from your club, BCC.
I live in a rural area of Uxbridge township and many cycling clubs use our local roads as part of their training and riding routes.
This past Monday a large group of cyclists was riding east on Webb road and not a single one of them stopped for the stop sign at the intersection of Webb and Concession 2. The group was travelling as a bloc, unlike the single file configuration which is recommended on your website. I did not mind being behind them as I was in no particular rush, but as you no doubt know, many drivers will pass even on a solid line, or on a hill,pass is very dangerous on a two-lane, hilly road. It is discouraging to see cyclists disregard the rules of the road, especially since they are the ones who are much more likely to be seriously injured in any kind of collision.
I would appreciate it if you would bring this situation to the attention of your members.