Dales_rider - Member
core - Member
Last week met a group of road cyclists (presumably a club), riding 3 wide on a busy A road, on a straight (which is one of the few on the road where it is safe to pass anything),
Blow your F****** horn at them put 2 fingers up as you drive past, you did get past didn't you ?
whilst there is harvesting going on all around and a lot of machinery on the roads
Go on horn and 2 fingers at those bstards as well, did you ? I doubt it.
2tyred - Member
I think riding single file should be the law.
I agree that riding three abreast is probably not on - on many roads, with three cyclists riding abreast, the outermost will naturally sit a little too close to the middle of the road - but why is two abreast not OK?
Two cyclists sitting abreast of one another occupy approximately the same width as a single average-sized car, I can't see what the problem is here.
First off - no I didn't blast the horn and hurl abuse, they were coming the other way! But were holding up a lot of traffic as nothing could pass. And I wouldn't anyway because riding on a busy A road scares the shit out of me at the best of times, and I would probably fill my bib shorts if someone did it to me.
I do give farmers a blast of the horn if they're inconsiderate, but they're doing their job and normally only travelling short distances, there aren't always safe places to pull in, plus they're not just out for a jolly or 'training'.................
Why single file? Do we really think it's reasonable for cyclists on a busy A road that you can safely maintain 60mph on to restrict motorists to travelling at 20mph? Particularly on roads with limited overtaking opportunities.
If it was said tractor above, or some old dear doing 20mph they'd get overtaken and/or abused by most people.
Just because you're on a bike it doesn't give you the right to do what you like, I'm always very mindful when I'm on the road that I don't impede motorists, I don't like inconsiderate cyclists, so don't want to be one.