Cyclist issues warning to dog owners after being knocked off by extendable lead

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.

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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.