05 Mar '11, 11am

my letter's on the ST online forums! go take a read

DR TERENCE Teoh wants recreational cyclists to avoid the roads and ride on stationary bikes in the home or gym instead ("Curb recreational cycling on roads"; Tuesday). As a recreational cyclist who owns both a stationary bicycle and a road bicycle, I disagree. Despite the dangers, I still cycle on the roads because it motivates me. The hills challenge me to sprint to the top, and the group rides spur me on to ride hard to be able to stay within the pack. Many cyclists I know are unable to train at the same intensity on a stationary bicycle. Moreover, most recreational cyclists cycle either on weekends, before the morning peak hours or after the evening peak hours. After all, we dislike heavy traffic as much as motorists. Recreational cycling is in the best interest of the public because it helps keep people healthy. While I have seen my fair share of cycling-related injuri...

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