Last week I was commuting into London, coming up to a set of lights just after the Elephant & Castle they turned red, whereby a chap on a half reasonable road bike, who'd been yo-yoing ahead and behind for a couple of miles did a full on full speed cyclo-cross dismount, picked up the bike and ran (in SPD shoes) across the junction, not on the pavement, remounted the other side and carried on. He'd not done this on any of the preceding 10 sets of lights, and we caught him stopped at the next set, 100 yards further on!
This morning I was stopped at some lights in Balham, when not one, but 2 guys (doubt they were together; one on a Boardman carbon road bike in lycra, one on a BSO in jeans) both rode through the red at full bore, but in a 'scooting' position - not astride the saddle, right foot on right pedal, left dangling. Both were going too fast to start running had someone appeared going across their path, you have to wonder what on earth they were thinking! I'd rather be actually on the bike and able to brake properly in that situation.
Is this a sort of "if I'm not really on the bike it's not illegal" scenario!? Much like those who wobble though at 0.1mph, as if that makes it ok.
Anyone else seen cyclists being more stupid than usual!?