Last week, I had the misfortune to experience two incidents with cyclists who seem to think they are above the law – on the same day.

The first was on Western Road, close to Waitrose at about 2pm.

I was walking along the pavement when a man who had a bike leaning against a shop window, decided to mount it and ride it on the pavement. He failed to look to see if there was anyone coming, or even where he was about to go.

He rode right into me as I didn’t have a chance to move out of the way. To add insult to injury, he then berated me for walking into him.

Later on, at about 4.30pm, I was in Church Road, near the pedestrian crossing by Tesco. It was dark and snowing by then.

The light showed green for people to cross; the cars had a red light for them. I walked out and collided with a man riding his bike.

He had gone on despite the red light against him.

I called out, “You have crossed the red light.” He responded, “Yes.”

There was no apology, no enquiry as to my wellbeing, just an arrogant, hostile response.

There needs to be some action taken to make these cycling terrorists abide by the law before someone gets killed.

Anne Williams, Portland Road, Hove