Cushioning the blow for Tour riders

York Press: Cushioning the blow for Tour riders Cushioning the blow for Tour riders

SO it is all right for the speed cushions and ramps in Campleshon Road to cause undue wear and tear to the suspension of my car, but they must not cause inconvenience to the riders in the Tour de France (Speed cushions removed from outside York school amid fears for TdF cyclists, June 11).

Tony Clarke is obviously unaware that these riders are the same ones who regularly ride at breakneck speed over rough cobbles and paved roads when racing on the continent. The Paris-Roubaix race for instance.

As for the 20mph speed limit, it will have to be suspended for the day because I can assure the head of transport that the peloton will be travelling much faster than that.

No doubt we will see many more examples of money being spent purely for “Le Tour” when other roads are falling into disrepair as though we were a Third World country.

Peter Roberts, Thornhills, Haxby.

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9:45am Fri 13 Jun 14

yorkandproud says...

Be honest. When do you drive down Campleshon Road, Peter.
Be honest. When do you drive down Campleshon Road, Peter. yorkandproud
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11:06am Fri 13 Jun 14

Yorkieand says...

If the humps were to be replaced, as the council say, and it's been timed to coincide with the TdF then there's really no issue. it makes sense.

if the humps are being replaced especially for the Tour then it may be a smokescreen, but, ultimately, we all benefit afterwards. At least all who use that road, because they most certainly do require some work. Theroad there is in a very poor state.
If the humps were to be replaced, as the council say, and it's been timed to coincide with the TdF then there's really no issue. it makes sense. if the humps are being replaced especially for the Tour then it may be a smokescreen, but, ultimately, we all benefit afterwards. At least all who use that road, because they most certainly do require some work. Theroad there is in a very poor state. Yorkieand
  • Score: 3

8:22pm Fri 13 Jun 14

tiger4 says...

If it is a 20 Zone then it will be unenforceable if the speed humps are missing anyway.
If it is a 20 Zone then it will be unenforceable if the speed humps are missing anyway. tiger4
  • Score: 6

10:57am Sun 15 Jun 14

wallman says...

why don't the council use rumble strips instead of speed bumps, they are much more effective
why don't the council use rumble strips instead of speed bumps, they are much more effective wallman
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