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Kelsey Park cycling ban causes Twitter fury
VISITORS to Kelsey Park in Beckenham are being reminded that cycling is not permitted.
This follows reports of some cyclists said to have been causing "potential danger" to other people.
The matter was first brought to the attention of Bromley Council by the Friends of Kelsey Park.
Parents who take their children to the park to cycle took to Twitter to vent their anger and even suggested the idea of a mass bike protest.
Kirsty Harper said: "Ridiculous of @LBofBromley (Bromley Council) to ban cycling in Kelsey Park. Where are our children supposed to learn to ride safely? Pavements? Roads?"
Meanwhile Kelly Innes tweeted: "Where is the sense in banning cycling in Kelsey Park? We need to encourage active lifestyles in an olympic year".
A Bromley Council spokesman said: "Cycling in the park has always technically been banned and we have always applied this bye law with sensitivity and discretion.
"We have not and would not penalise a six-year-old on their tricycle for example.
"We have however brought this byelaw to the attention of park users at this time, at the request of the Friends of Kelsey Park, to counter a minority of cyclists who have been riding in a manner which has caused concern amongst and potential danger to other park visitors."
When approached about the idea of a mass bike protest, Bromley police said the matter was a council bye law and they had never issued a ticket to anyone for cycling.
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