Tack attacks ruining a lovely path for cyclists and walkers
NUMEROUS local councils and organisations spent millions constructing a delightful footpath over Gem Bridge above the River Walkham. This path is shared by cyclists and walkers alike and allows everyone to enjoy magical scenery between Yelverton and Tavistock.
For some unknown reason an individual or individuals have taken to throwing sharp tacks on the path near Gem Bridge and this is resulting in many dozens of cyclists suffering punctures.
This includes families out with young children and if the victim is not carrying the necessary tools and equipment to repair the puncture(s), then a long walk pushing a bike may result. This is very distressing, especially for young children or cyclists who use the path for commuting to work. The same mindless action led to many punctures on the Plym Valley Trail last year.
Whoever is responsible should consider the consequences of their actions and if they feel they have a legitimate gripe about cyclists then bring it to the attention of the authorities, or better still attend one of the Plymouth Cycling Campaign meetings and put forward their concerns.
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The police at Tavistock are investigating and anyone with relevant information is asked to contact them.
Walkers and cyclists must surely be able to enjoy this path without hindrance.