Went walking yesterday around Derwent Water.
Great day out, good company and fine weather. Nice ice-creams at Fairholmes too.
Never seen so many MTB'ers about, all types and abilities too - sterling stuff. Most who passed us left plenty of room, and were polite and friendly - apart from one group:
If you were the total knobster leading the crew who buzzed the large group walking up the bridleway just past the Ladybower Hotel, opposite the Cutthroat Bridge layby, about 10.30 - 10.45 I'd like to point something out:
Speeding very closely past walkers (some obviously quite elderly), whilst approaching from behind, shouting 'Heads up', on one of the Peaks most heavily used Bridleways, on a sunny Sunday, with no consideration for other trail users and refusal to compromise your speed or line makes you a total arse.
Trying to convince the people I walk regularly with that MTB'ers and walkers can happily coexist on bridleways has been a long and difficult job - one that I'm now going to have to start all over again.
Sadly, I couldn't pick you out from the large group of riders at the crossroads at the top as we turned right toward the Wheelstones. I really did want a word with you.
Thanks to you, some of my fellow walkers are now convinced that we're all a bunch of ignorant idiots - you must be very proud of yourself.