Letter: Safer roads for cyclists

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Sir,

There should be signs between Tarbert and Kennacraig and Cloanaig and Tarbert warning drivers to be aware of cyclists, as so many two wheeled tourists are trying the five ferries route.

More accidents such as the one two weeks ago, on the A83 north of Kennacraig, may happen with the tree cover causing shadows and nothing to warn drivers to expect slow moving cyclists.

Some people are also cycling using the ferry at Portavadie and Kennacraig to visit Islay.

European countries with large numbers of cyclists have the roads geared up for two wheeled travel.

In addition there really should be a cycle track from Ardrishaig to Tarbert. The so-called A83 trunk road is narrow, dangerous and single track in some places.

Jan McCorkindale,

Crosshill Avenue,

Campbeltown.