I’m expecting to get flamed/cause a row with this but it really annoyed me so I’m going to bring it up.
Whist out for a quiet morning ride yesterday, I got overtaken by a bunch of loud, shouty roadies on mega-money Carbon dream machines. Several of them were wearing club shirts – from Bigfoot bike club.
A few minutes later I caught them up at a large, multi-way road junction (Locksbottom – if anyone out there knows Bromley)
They were all over the place and clearly didn’t understand where they should place themselves at junctions.
The lights changed and the lane they were in started to move, two of them, including a large Afro-Caribbean Gentleman had positioned themselves behind a big silver Mercedes. The driver dithered a bit, and didn’t pull straight away – our two heroes immediately started shouting ‘Move it you C**t ‘ and banging on the car – the driver slammed the anchors on and proceeded to have a huge row with these tw*ts out of his window.
I know plenty of people would have jumped out of the car and battered this guy, as his behavior was appalling.
I just stood back in amazement as I felt this was a great example of why some many car drivers hate cyclists.
It also demonstrated why I will never join a cycling club.
Rant over – the kettle is on.