An Inishowen councillor has said he is “very fearful” there will be an accident on Inishowen roads due to large groups of cyclists travelling on them without any prior warning to motorists. Councillor Bernard McGuinness raised the “health and safety” issue at the Inishowen Municipal District meeting in Carndonagh, stating large groups or cyclists were travelling on local roads. He added that “unfortunately,” some drivers were also speeding. He said he was “very fearful” they would be unable to stop if they met a group of cyclists on a narrow road, adding “the thought of it is horrifying.”
Councillor Rena Donaghey pointed out that new legislation relating to cyclists was being implemented on August 1st, with seven different conditions. Colr McGuinness said he didn’t think this would be beneficial as many of the groups were from Northern Ireland. He said there were also many large groups travelling from Mizen Head to Malin Head and vice versa, although many of these did alert motorists.