I appreciate the problems cyclist have with drivers of cars, lorries etc & the SMIDSY, but let's just see the other side of the problem, the cyclist themselves.
How many cyclist drive cars themselves & see stupidity such as riders running red lights when in TT mode either at junctions, or more especially, at road works, where they think they can nip in & out of the cones as approaching vehicles face them.
How many not so good at it `track stand' at junctions & traffic lights, risking falling over in the traffic.
Recently I had to post to a local club, the following;-
Would you please note the following & ensure your riders get the message.
Both were during your Hilly Chaingang / Sportive runs
As I originally posted to my Facebook cycling friends
11th April 2012
TO ALL CYCLIST
Please DO NOT ride 5 abreast around Pott Shrigley on your evening rides, especially when drinking from water bottles
15th April 2012
TO ALL CYCLIST [AGAIN]
I give way, I go past slowly, I give you room & consideration.
Whether your'e sportive riding, or on a training run in a club jersey on Bakestonedale Rd, Pott Shrigley, riding 3 abreast whilst CHECKING EMAIL or TEXTING ON YOUR MOBILE & not looking
YOU ARE GOING TO GET SERIOUSLY HURT