What happens with roadies in Holland etc? Where if a cycle route exists I believe it's compulsory to use it, and said route has lots or normal cyclists travelling at a much slower speeds.
I'm all for segregated routes for encouraging everyday cycling and normalising it to make it a normal thing to do.
But! if and when we as a country get a good cycling infrastructure where will the Roadies go? As those routes are not suited that type of cycling generally and many motorists (the Clarkson type) will if you're on the road, see you as taking their road and not using the new infrastructure and the existing animosity will continue.
Will we end up with roadies having to drive or ride slowly from where they live to roads which don't have any cycling infrastructure, making it more difficult for many who have cycling infrastructure near their homes to be able to do a quick from their door session?
So how does sport cycling fit in places like Holland? What lessons could we learn early?