Top policeman says he’ll ‘correct the record’ after claiming cyclists could not ride two abreast

Head of Garda in Galway comes in for criticism by cycling campaigners

A top policeman in Ireland has said that he will "correct the record" after wrongly claiming that cyclists are not allowed to ride two abreast.

Chief Superintendant Tom Curley, the most senior gardai in Galway, told a policing committee at the city council that cyclists had to ride in single file, and said that there was "frustration on both sides" and "verbal altercations nearly going to fisticuffs" between motorists and cyclists on the Wild Atlantic Way, a scenic road running the length of Ireland's west coast.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.