Why do cyclists ride this road?

I AM a frequent user of the A186 (Earsdon Road) and I am baffled as to why cyclists are continuing to ride on the road when there are new purpose built cycle paths.

This is a fast moving dual carriageway which is dangerous and unsuitable for cyclists, especially when there is no need for them to be using it.

Why has tax payers’ money been wasted on these paths and why are they not using them?