I was being facetious about the time spent waiting behind cyclists. I'm sure someone can quantify that one time they were held up more behind cyclists, than in a queue of traffic turning, or waiting to get onto a rounabout, but I don't believe that is typical. Motor vehicles cause far more congestion. They're also good at overtaking my bicycle and immediately stopping because they can't get round a parked car, or they want to turn left. That's not all, or even the majority of cars of course. In fact I think more people make considerate, space aware overtakes than don't, although it's quite a small majority.Rob, you say in an earlier posts about cost and congestion, and attribute that in part to hold ups waiting to pass cyclists riding 2 abreast, in another post you say you and your pals ride 2 abreast, and in another post being less than pedantic with a lady complaining about you riding 2 abreast.?
And 9000 miles ?? Hmmm
Interesting discussion on this on LBC, if anyone's still interested
took the 'Cycling Proficiency Test' at school, this was a program run by the government, that little piece of paper and a badge showing I had passed meant the world to me and other schoolmates, hand signals, traffic awareness, you name it we were taught it, back then I don't recall there was a need for a crash helmet though? Nowadays I no longer hear of the CPT still being taught, is it?