Hi, the Grinch here, just thought I would vent!
Whilst many cyclists are thoughtful road users, and I am sure everyone on here falls safely within that catagory, some use the roads in the manner of annoying, selfish, arrogant idiots who apparently have a death wish!
I was driving home last night and was swinging onto it - there was no one to my right, obv. - when a cyclist on my left simply raced onto the roundie causing me to apply my brakes. Very grr baby. Totally impervious to my presence.
If this was a one-off I would shrug it off as one bad cyclist just as there are bad drivers (I'm not one - the blue smilie looks a BIT like an angel lol!). Unfortunately there do seem to be a few.
At lights, for example. Why do some cyclists think it appropriate to slump against our wagon?
Or on roads with cycle paths. Here's an idea, use them! Why stay just outside of them?
Cyclists riding two, or frequently more (and I'm not including the Tour in this one!) abreast. Legally, two is ok unless there is a cycle lane in which case the cyclists are supposed to stay within the lane. If they can't stay in there whilst two-abreast, then they have to ride single file.
I am not allowed to pick and choose which road laws I comply with so why should they?
Ooh, I feel better now, thank you!
And as a PS whilst this is may be a bit contentious it is not a personal attack. If you choose to reply, please have the courtesy to ensure you have fun without resorting to anything personal!