Dear Sirs

Last month, it was announced that cyclists can get a £50 voucher towards cycle repairs so as to get more people active and fit - all very worthy.

Can I venture to suggest that the £50 should include the supply of a bell, a copy of the new Highway Code and a subscription to an online tutorial as to how to use the roads in a considerate manner?

If cyclists were to take up this idea it could be that we see less pedestrians being scared witless from the marauding packs of lycra louts.

And lastly, could cyclists please tell us why they do not have a bell and why they have to ride three or four abreast on the road? Just asking.

Paul Want

During these unprecedented times, connecting online is a great way that people can keep in touch.

This is even more important for those who are shielding because of health issues or vulnerability.

Lymphoma Action, the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting people affected by lymphoma, now has a virtual support group for Cumbria and anyone affected by Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma or chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is welcome to join.

If you would like to know more, please contact the group organiser Karen on 07710 393891 or email

The charity has also launched a closed Facebook support group, which is a great place to share information as well as thoughts and emotions about their diagnosis. Just search for Lymphoma Action Support UK.

Karen Bonell

Lymphoma Action