THERE are many letters printed in the Daily Echo extolling the virtues of cycling.

Tonight I was turning into St Catherine’s Road when at the last minute I spotted (it was 10pm) a cyclist, dark clothes, no lights.

I shouted to him that I had only just spotted him, it would have been his fault, yet as I understand it, the law says it was my fault as I am a motorist.

Earlier this week I have twice seen on busy Bitterne Road two cyclists talk on their mobile phones.

A motorist may have had a fine and points, etc. What penalty do cyclists get? Nothing, I assume.