Was out with the family on a sunday walk y'day afternoon on a bridleway. 5 of us - 3 kids bickering, 1 wife and 1 dog on a long lead (beagle - absolutely no recall ability) and one off lead at heal (labrador). Long gravel double track. We're walking up hill. There's about 200-300m visibility.
A couple of bikes appear and head on down. I draw attention to kids etc such that we move onto one side of the track. Bikes pass with a cheery thanks. Methinks 'shit I'm glad that beagle didn't move out or one my innatentive kids take a step that was bloody fast' Wife says very nice of them to say thanks but what idiots to go so fast past us and so close. To which I concur - they must have been doing a min of 15mph 12" from us.
So is this acceptable/wise - I don't think so. Next time I'm not going to move so quickly and I'll also examine my own practice in passing people when I'm out.