To: CYCLISTS AND POND SWIMMERS

CYCLE ROUTE ON HAMPSTEAD HEATH FROM KENWOOD TO THE LADIES' POND

CYCLE ROUTE ON HAMPSTEAD HEATH FROM KENWOOD TO THE LADIES' POND

Sign a petition for a discreet cycling path running North to South from Kenwood or Hampstead Lane straight to the Ladies' Pond.

Why is this important?

Daily pond swimmers like me, who are being fined and taken to court for riding to the Ponds on No Cycling lanes, are being victimised. I have already been fined £500.00 after 2 court hearings. I'm nearly 70 and can ride far more easily than I can walk. My bike is like a disability scooter, only healthier! There seems to be a prejudice against cyclists on the Heath in favour of dogs. Many dog walkers walk as many as 10 dogs at a time and yet they seem to have the lobby which deprives cyclists of the right to ride on the Heath. Routes running North to South are particularly scarce and do not serve cyclists in the Highgate, Golders Green and East Finchley areas nor those coming up from Kentish Town, Gospel Oak and Parliament Hill. Surely we are kinder to the environment than cars on Merton and Millfield Lanes!