A community stalwart says he fears a pedestrian could be seriously injured or even killed by cyclists riding on pavements.
David Slattery-Christy, from the Whitegate Community Group, has made the claim after witnessing several incidents recently where pedestrians were almost knocked over by cyclists along Whitegate Drive.
Mr Slattery-Christy said: “For the last two or three months we’ve had a lot of cyclists going at speed on the pavement.
“What people are concerned about is somebody is either going to get seriously injured or even killed.
“The police need to crack down on people driving dangerously on the pavement.”
Lancashire Police has now made tacking anti-social cyclists in the area a priority after the latest Talbot PACT (Police and Communities Together) meeting.
Mr Slattery-Christy added: “It’s OK making something a priority but if it just carries on you’re always going to go back to square one.
“My worry is somebody’s going to get hurt because I live on Whitegate Drive and that area is just utterly ridiculous sometimes.”
Mr Slattery-Christy’s comments were echoed by Dave Blacker, who chairs the Talbot PACT meetings.
Mr Blacker says the group is working with the police to tackle the problem.
However Mr Blacker said he was keen to stress only a minority of unruly cyclists are causing the problems.
He said: “We’re not against cycling because it’s good for the environment and it’s good for people’s health.
“What we can’t have as standard procedure is people riding up and down the pavement, because people are going to get hurt.
“We’re dealing with some pretty aggressive anti-social cyclists, but luckily there’s a lot of responsible cyclists who don’t fall into that category.”
“We want to get the message out there that adults shouldn’t be cycling on the pavements.
“We’re talking about adults who should know better.
“Unless personal responsibility and care is taken by all there will be an accident that none of us want to see happen.”
A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “This is a PACT priority for the area and the matter is being looked at.”