I was indicating left approaching a left turn towards lights and I was watching a rider filtering at speed on the inside approaching from some distance- I kept a check on him and it got to the point where I used my horn to warn him that I was about to turn
Why are some
cyclists drivers full of anger?!
I mean the alternative to using your horn would have been to simply watch the cyclist through and not drive into them. In the same way it doesn't lessen your injuries being in the right when you're a cyclist in a collision with vehicle, there's no reason why you can't just let a cyclist go when they're not in the right.
In a slightly similar incident recently I overtook a cyclist shortly before a junction - I had plenty of space to do so, and had the junction been clear I would have got out before he got there. As it was there was a vehicle at the front waiting to turn right which I couldn't get past - I was turning left, but didn't pull all the way into the kerb as I thought I'd give the cyclist the choice if he got there before we moved (and it made no difference to me leaving a bit of space). I was indicating left, but watching the cyclist closely in my left door mirror, which he clearly saw as he went down the left and thanked me with a wave. Now personally I wouldn't have gone down the left of a car indicating left, but clearly he trusted me, so I was happy for him to do so (I almost always carry around an off-road unicycle quite visibly in the boot, and I presume he'd spotted that and worked out I was a cyclist).