I am writing to report a — some may think trivial — incident that I experienced on Saturday, June 30.

My friend and I went for a cycle ride from Bolton to Horwich.

On our return, we used the off-road secluded cycle path that runs between the railway line and Horwich golf course and I noticed a cyclist approaching us from the opposite direction.

My blood ran cold when I saw he was wearing an horrendous devil mask.

I thought it was very weird that he should have been wearing a mask on an extremely hot day and suspected he may have been up to no good.

I just wondered if anyone else had seen him in the area?

I realise that, in this instance, a crime had not actually been committed, but there had been an obvious intention to scare people in broad daylight.

The police have been informed.

Peter Lewis Fairchild

Hilden Street