A cyclist has warned dog owners that they must ensure their "lethal" extendable dog leads do not obstruct others.
It comes after a 48-year-old cyclist, who wishes not to be named, fell off his bike as a result of the lead pulling at his neck when he was his riding his bike along a cycle path last Friday (April 24) in Kent.
The owner of the dog lead walked away following the incident that took place at Sandwich Quay, Kent.
The man’s injuries has reportedly made an already problematic neck injury worse, as well as suffering grazes, aches and pains.
“It (the dog lead) was ridiculously long and really thin. I was just riding along minding my own business and, then, wallop!” he told Kent Online.
His GPS device had recorded a speed of 2.4mph at the time of the incident and he is fortunate that he was travelling such slow speed: “If I’d been travelling any faster it could have been lethal,” he added.