Just to make everyone aware - especially the cyclists among us.
This practice seems quite common when you frequent the New Brighton to Seacombe section of river front promenade as much as 2-3 times a week on average but a very nasty incident has lead me to write a warning about these goings on for those who may only make the odd visit.
Basically they either tie one of the thin, hard to see rescue float ropes across from the river side railings to posts, bins or property perimeter railings and either leave or wait out of sight on the upper level grass or road sides for cyclists to take a tumble.
They have been known to leave the rope slack on the floor until the last second and then pull it taut.
I won't bother letting off steam with the usual yada yada, scum, nothing better to do, why are they allowed to breed etc...
Just a warning to stop any more bloodshed and broken bikes / bones