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WHY WE LOST.

0 A NEW CYCLING DANGER.

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0 A NEW CYCLING DANGER. The Denbigh Rural District Council evidently requires to be taught its duty. The SECRETARY of the Cyclists' Touring Club wrote a courteous letter to that body, requesting that everything possible should be done to see that hedge- Clippings were swept up at the end of each day's work, or before the wind had strewn them all Over the road. The letter likewise reminded wav °un?ll.that under section 72 of the High- pincrg 18 offence to permit hedge-clip- howlvpVTT °n thG r°ad- The ComJl. memh i th° Wh°le affair as a i°ke' the embers laughing outright at the suggestions, and eventually the letter was subjected to the same treatment as the clippings, and left lying on the table. To those who know the havoc that is wrought among pneumatic tyres when riding over hedge-clippings the question has a very serious side, and if the law is as stated by the Club SECRETARY, that body could not do better than make an example of the Denbigh Council, who take their duties in such a flippant spirit. It is just within the bounds of possi- bility, too, that this open neglect of a public duty may recoil on the heads of the inhabitants of that highly-favoured district. Cycling tourists must nowadays bring in a considerable revenue to many rural districts where the roads are tolerable and the scenery attractive. Denbigh is emphatically one of these places. But if the highway authorities there are to cause the roads to be dangerous to riders, they may soon find the district boycotted by wheel- men, to the no small loss of many a country hostelry. The Wirral District Council likewise, we regret to see, adopted an almost equally stubborn attitude, notwithstanding the gallant resistance of the Clerk (Mr. W. H. CHURTON). The cycle-tax bogey has nothing to do with the case. Whether a man has paid his rates and taxes or Hot, he is entitled to the same protection by the law as the gentleman who can pay forty shil- lings in the pound. Thorns strewn over a public road are a distinct nuisance to sheep, dogs, and other animals; they are a fatal peril to cycles, and aB a nuisance .they ought to be removed.

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