Cycling ban on road should be lifted

PUBLISHED : Friday, 26 July, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 26 July, 2002, 12:00am

On weekends I am hard-pressed to find a safe cycling path in the country parks.

However, I thought I had found one when I saw the road which surrounds the High Island Reservoir.

Although there were many cyclists on the road, I saw a sign which said that cycling was not allowed 'unless authorised'.

I have a country parks cycling licence and would like the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department to tell me, through these columns, if that authorises me to cycle on the road.

More importantly, I would like to know why this fully paved road prohibits cycling.

I see dozens of joggers and hikers on it every day, so why are bikes banned?

I hope this is a case of the laws and regulations simply not keeping up with the eco-friendly times and not a matter of discrimination against cyclists.