Two of us were riding on the A38 in South Glous towards Bristol between Alveston and Almondsbury today, at around 12.15pm, when after being passed by a bus, operated by First, clearing us by inches, he then stopped 20m past a bus stop to pick up a passenger, blocking the road.
This gave me a chance to pass on my views on said driving.
The driver then got out of his bus and shouted abuse, I got off my bike to walk back and he got back behind the wheel, drove past me and stopped in the road with hazards flashing.
There followed a conversation where he swore at me, threatened to call the Police and then pushed me, only to claim it was the other way round.
Luckily another cyclist stopped to give moral support and try to talk some sense into the driver. The cyclist was wearing a Cycling Plus jersey and still had his entry number from the Cheddar Sportive on his bike. Unfortunately, I didn't get his name or number and hope that he or someone who knows him could get in contact with me so that i have someone to back up my story, as I wish to report this driver as he is a danger to all road users and particularly cyclists.
I doesn't end here, as when my mate returned to see what was keeping me, the bus again passed us slowly and with inches to spare hitting the horn at the same time, while on his mobile!
He then stopped again, I'd had enough and carried on but my mate remonstrated with him and the driver proceeded to accuse him of swearing and kicking him, neither of which happened. Remember this bus was full of passengers!
Just goes to show there's some serious nutters out there, so be careful!