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Gov.uk consultation proposals on a review of The Highway Code

A friend linked me to this Government consultation on the review of the Highway Code, published today - https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/review-of-the-highway-code-t...

About halfway down - this bit has me concerned;

Quote:

update Rule 66 ...
[cyclists’ should] ride in single file when drivers wish to overtake and it is safe to let them do so. When riding in larger groups on narrow lanes, it is sometimes safer to ride two abreast

which is a change from, as far as I can see,

Quote:

[should] ride in single file on narrow or busy roads and when riding round bends

Whilst I appreciate the second part of the revision (narrow lanes), does the first not open cyclists up to receiving a lot of abuse/dangerous passes from drivers who 'wish to overtake' and there is a difference of opinion about whether that is safe or not?

(The main consultation page is https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/review-of-the-highway-code-t...)

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