A Conversation for Commuting by Bicycle in the UK

cycle commuting

Post 1


Everybody in the world hates the journey to work - except cyclists.

cycle commuting

Post 2


Why do some cyclists persist in riding 2 ( or worse, sometimes 3 ) abreast making for long queues of traffic behind?

Also fine & dandy wanting to be afforded the same rights as other road users, but then why also want to be treated as pedestrians and use crossing patrols , or worse pavements when it suits?

cycle commuting

Post 3

Just zis Guy, you know? † Cyclist [A690572] :: At the 51st centile of ursine intelligence

Cyclists persist in riding two abreast because they are legally allowed to, and it lets then have a chat.

Polite cyclists out in groups will single out when a car comes up from behind. Polite drivers will wait a few moments to allow this to happen.

And for the record, I never ride on pavements, or use crossing patrols, and only use pedestrian crossings when pushing the bike (and that very rarely).


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