Hundreds of people have complained to the press watchdog about a newspaper column which they claimed encouraged the beheading of cyclists.
The Press Complaints Commission has had 200 objections to comments by The Times columnist and former MP Matthew Parris.
Rhyl Cycling Club in Denbighshire, which lost four members in a crash two years ago, accused him of being vicious and ignorant.
Mr Parris has now apologised for an article he said was meant to be funny.
In his column on 27 December, he wrote: "A festive custom we could do worse than foster would be stringing piano wire across country lanes to decapitate cyclists".
Parris and The Times editor must be held to account - if necessary, through due process of law
Roy Spilsbury, CTC Cymru
Under the headline "What's smug and deserves to be decapitated?" he wrote of cyclists' "brutish disregard for all other roa
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