Was driving to Edale today to do the Grindsbrook Clough scramble with the offspring and happened across stacks of cyclists [on mtbs] doing the short section of road up to behind Mam Tor (from Chapel sort of direction, although I guess they had come up the landslip).
Anyway, there were absolutely loads of them, and no spaces in between for overtaking so I just tucked in and pootled slowly up the 300m long hill, assuming they'd either be heading along Rushup or down to Edale very fast. There were a few cars behind me, including a couple who couldn't be bothered to wait and just overtook me and the bikers by driving up the completely wrong side of the road. Luckily nothing came the other way, but if it had then the only way they'd avoid a collision would be to barge in amongst the cyclists to get onto the left hand side of the road. In my opinion the bikers had the right to be there and I wouldn't overtake unless it was safe to do without forcing them off the road.
The other cars didn't seem to agree, and interestingly enough, it appeared the mountain biker directly in front of me didn't either. He kept looking round as if to say "what the heck are you up to?" To which the answer was that I couldn't overtake him because there wasn't a car length to squeeze in between him and the rider in front.
What do you think? Especially if you were one of the riders.
<<<edit. Sorry Mr Neil, should have mentioned they were mountain bikers>>>