I've just had a slight altercation with someone over my cycling and thought I'd check out whether I was in the wrong or not.
The situation is this, I need to take the opposite exit on a roundabout so signal right and pull into the central lane of the roundabout, signal left at the appropriate point and take the exit. The exit lane is a dual carriage way that runs for a few hundred yards to traffic lights to allow a right turn from the opposite side of the carriage way to cut across into a shopping centre, beyond the traffic lights there's a left hand turn into the village and a right hand turn that cuts across the otherside of the dual carriage way to the other side of the village (which I need to take); drivers usually come of the roundabout into the lefthand lane to turn into the shopping centre or into the village further on or the right hand lane to bypass both. Since I need to be in the right hand lane by the time I reach the traffic lights in order to take the right turn a little further on I come off the roundabout into the righthand lane of the dual carriage way (if you're in the lefthand lane it's pretty hard, on a bike, to move into the righthand lane as traffic tends to be pretty fast and often pretty close together).
Anyway, as I come off the roundabout into the righthand lane I notice the passenger in a sports car passing in the outside lane making w@nker gestures at me over his head. I catch up with them at the trafficlights and he can't help but tell me that the outside lane is the fast lane and it would be 'safer' for me to be in the slow lane (he seemed a little more 'polite' once alongside me rather than pulling away at speed gesturing). I tried to explain that I needed the right turn ahead but whoever was driving pulled away. I'm afraid that at this point I raised the middle finger (then rather wished I hadn't as I'm a total coward and wondered whether I was about to get hit, but the car went on and I took my right turn).
So anyway, was I in the wrong, should I have stayed in the lefthand lane coming off the roundabout and then tried to cut across a lane of fast moving traffic to take the righthand turning off the outside lane ahead or was I in the right?