I know any rant here is preaching to the choir but why, in a society, where it's unacceptable to treat people differently because of race, creed or colour, do people think it's perfectly acceptable to try and kill cyclists?
Two of today's stand out events were an old bloke who is probably a perectly lovely grandad to someone, a man who I'd probably pass the time of day with while walking the dog. Just because I'm slogging up hill on a bike and he's had to wait a few seconds for the overtake, he feels justified in crawling past slowly, pointing at the footpath then waving insulting hand gestures at me.
The second was on a dual carriageway, two lanes in either direction. Couple of cars come past closer than I feel comfortable with given the windy conditions, so a quick shoulder check and I move into a more commanding lane position. Moments later, some bellend passes me me less than two inches between my elbow and his wind mirror. Thing is, given my position, he wasn't squeezing past in my lane, nothing could pass in lane 2, he was just being a cock.
Don't suppose anyone has the answers but I just need to vent. Wondering if a letter to the chief constable and my MP might not go a miss.