I live on Fishmarket Road or “The TT Circuit” as I like to call it.
Today, middle of Easter weekend, I watch, and hear – you can’t not – as the leather clad bike brigade charge through Rye oblivious to lockdown – ‘necessary journeys’ clearly don’t apply to them and at their usual ignorance of speed limits or the noise they create.
However, better than this is the lycra clad brigade – (exercise understood) but why all around here and spitting as they go along – sweating and sitting on the benches – one guy on his phone saying he would be “back in Ashford in about an hour” as he spat on the pavement.
I am not oblivious to the world at the moment so why do we allow outsiders into Rye to spit everywhere? Do we put up with the bikers making no effort to stay at home and spoil our peace as we just moan?
What is the point of the majority staying at home if we allow this minority to do as they please?
Social media is alive with damnation for them but as they can’t read speed signs or red traffic lights what hope?
It is about time we all stop complaining about the bikers and do something.
Am I the only one ?
And it’s interesting spending rare time at home (I am a key worker) watching the dog walkers in the park. If you take your dog for a walk and walk 10 metres in front you don’t see your dog leaving a mess on the grass and so you don’t need to pick it up!
One guy and his golden Labrador and a young couple with the same breed come every day to do that – not a poo bag in sight but odd how I can see their dog fouling but they can’t?
There are absolutely heartwarming stories of kindness all over the media – let’s use this time to reflect on the society we want after lockdown and whether we want this type of anti-social behaviour to continue unchecked.
[Editor’s note: Sussex Police issued 100 fines over the weekend to people not “staying at home” within the restrictions – four of which were issued on Camber Sands. Other reports suggest the usual bank holiday motor cycle presence on Strand Quay was absent]
Image Credits: Oleksandr Pyrohov / Pixabay https://pixabay.com/photos/motorbike-racing-motorcycle-race-438464/.