Well given a sportive is a mass start road ride with a fixed signed course, what do you think something like the Rough Ride is?
Those Pesky New Forest Horseriders strike again
"I think the core of the problem is that a lot of the new riders are cycling like they drive - poor risk assessment, poor ability to anticipate, don't look, rag around at speed without consideration of the needs of others..."
What's your solution?
You are looking at the BoxHill issue from a very narrow perspective - your ride on a Sunday morning.
There are significantly more cyclists in the area over the whole of the week-end than there used to be before the Olympics. Combined with the number of sportives that now include Box Hill as part of their route this has led to a lot more issues. For example, across Surrey the number of cyclist KSIs (killed or seriously injured) has doubled in 4 years. Some of this is no doubt attributable to the council not repairing roads but quite a bit is probably down to increased number of riders. A good example of the issues is that despite having cyclepaths along the A24 dual carriageway between Dorking and Leatherhead there are still quite a lot of riders who want to cycle on the road along side cars going at 50-60mph.
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