This is not the place to race
As far as I am aware this is a pedway, not a racetrack, and should be used as such. It was designed for cyclists to ride in ones or possibly twos if there aren’t many pedestrians, not for pelotons.
Cyclists complain car drivers don’t show them enough courtesy and drive too close yet they seem to think it’s okay for them to endanger walkers in a similar way.
There is no need to change the layout of the footpath/pedway just a need for the cyclists to ride sensibly with thought for other people. If they want to race this is not the place to do it.
Jane George, Battenhall