Just been for a five day tour on the northern French coast, loop around the Cherbourg peninsular, on my Fargo. As cyclists you are treated with respect, not one scare with a car, not a thing... They gave us so much space, waited till it is safe to pass, great. Plus we were given mugs of hot tea, cheese, champaign, pâté and I even got kissed by a bar man.
Back in to Poole this arvo. Idiot still on the actual ferry almost runs his own wife over despite being in full view. Bitch almost gets me on ferry bridge trying to overtake when there is zero room (so that is the first 200m of English roads and I am a wearing hi-viz vest) And the some chav pr1ck called Martin a c*** for simply being on the road in swanage.
France is £50 and three hours away. Poole ferry is one hour ride from my home. I really can't see myself doing much on road touring in the uk now.