Letters to the Editor

Shameful cycling

Re: June 3 edition of The NEWS, which included a picture and caption about Qualicum Beach winning the Bike To Work Challenge.

Thank you to The NEWS for portraying the perfect example of the disregard for safety by many cyclists who put motorist in jeopardy daily.

The chosen designation as the “Oceanside Cycling Coalition” with the purported mandate to “promote the ever-increasing number of people safely commuting by bicycle” is ridiculous, hypocritical, stupid and irresponsible. NO helmets, texting, no reflective wear and no front and back safety lights. This so-called coalition should be ashamed and embarrassed and should offer the public an apology.

A true leader leads by example.

Bryce Holtz

Qualicum Beach

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere facing uncertain future
 
NDP hold on to Alberni-Pacific Rim
 
UPDATE: B.C. legislature to get security scanner
Rough weather keeps Marine Search and Rescue busy
 
Remembrance Day comes early with mural of the fallen
 
STARRs receive four awards at the 10K Cobble Hill run
Raptor patrols put feathered garbage gobblers on high alert
 
ELECTION 2014: Taxes top issue in North Cowichan race
 
Inquiry slams door in face of First Nations groups

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.