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and the follower of the pastime generally. Our British roads and lanes are not made in straight lines like many Continental roads and by-roads; consequently they are more interesting to traverse and seldom monotonous. In fact they are the reverse, because every turning brings some interesting view before the rider's eyes. There is nothing so monotonous when cycling as to follow a perfectly straight road. Even long distance airmen will tell you that flying in a straight line for hour after hour becomes terribly irksome, and they often yearn for the motor or cycle and the turnings and twistings of the road.

The increasing amount of motor traffic and the possible conversion of some main through routes for the use of motor-cars alone has caused the Transport Ministry to consider the question of making special cyclists' paths. Whether these ultimately will be constructed is conjecture at the time of writing, however, such paths for the sole use of cyclists are quite common in some parts of the Continent, notably in Belgium, Holland, and France.

In the rural districts the paths are used by cyclists and pedestrians together, and it is only near populous parts that the special cyclists, paths, are reserved for their exclusive use.