Fortunately it wasn't a toddler.
I'd be pretty concerned if someone was riding a toddler down the red route in the first place, let alone parked it in the middle of the trail
You forget, we all do not know the trail in question. I assume the end is a public path/fireroad as per other trail centres I've been to.
I also did not say I
would leave my bike across a trail (in this instance it wasn't on the trail, but after the end of it ?).Would they lay their bikes down on a road, or a regular cycle path? So what makes them think it's any more acceptable here
People tend not to lay them across a road, it does happen at the sides and people do stop in the middle of them.
I have plowed into cyclists at the bottom of one of our roads around, we hit 50mph down just before that end section. All of us, both groups, on MTB's. The corner is blind and no one in their right mind would usually stop there. But people did, I now always slow before that section, I learnt my lesson, as did they.
Luckily we hit them a bit slower due to rapid braking but it was a bit of a mess for us at the front.
People do lay them across cycle paths as they are treated more like footpaths.