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Police advice over cycling and walking on Mountain Road

A warning sign near the Bungalow on the Mountain Road

A warning sign near the Bungalow on the Mountain Road

The perils of walking or cycling on the Mountain Road have been emphasised by the police force.

The warning has come as a timely piece of advice as high numbers of visitors flock to the island for this year’s TT already making the roads significantly busier than usual.

Detective Inspector Dave Dobbie said though the one-way order currently in force for the Mountain Road did not exclude pedestrians or cyclists, walking or cycling was not to be encouraged. ‘There is a concern about their vulnerability in the busier period,’ he said.

He added there was no intention to restrict people’s enjoyment and pointed out there is a footpath from Ramsey to Waterworks and the Gooseneck allowing people to reach those spectator spots. No pedestrians can walk on the closed road.

 

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