SIR - Well done Helen Mead in taking to cycling around Bradford (T&A, November 6). I've mostly used a bike to get around town for 40 years. I don't go fast and take my time on the hills.

Dress for the weather, like everyone used to. I meet people and feel a part of life. And it's getting better as more people use bikes.

Drivers get used to cyclists and more cycling facilities are put in place. Compared to most people of my mature age I'm healthier and more able. I recommend 'getting on your bike'. I'll give you a wave when I see you.

Bob Cannell, Heaton Grove, Bradford