By Micheline York, Ottawa Citizen Letter to the Editor, July 24, 2017
Cyclists, keep your heads up
One of my favourite pastimes is biking and I feel very fortunate to live in Ottawa, which offers so many bike paths and opportunities to see our great city. I am a cautious biker, wear my helmet, follow the rules and don’t listen to music so I am more aware of my surroundings.
That is why on Monday, July 17 around 12:15 in the afternoon, I was in for the shock of my life. Riding on the Sir George-Etienne Cartier Parkway, I was hit from behind by two high-speed cyclists. A major collision occurred, not that I remember much of it. I do remember the first cyclist saying to the police officer that his head was down and he did not see me. That is really hard for me to understand. How could it be that important to get a personal best time trial, go as fast as you possibly can and risk the safety of others?http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/letters/todays-letters-modesty-cycling-and-weed