Thursday, 6th June 2013. Walsall, Arboretum junction at about 5:30pm. This stuff really, really annoys me.
This guy – clearly old enough to know better, clearly thinks traffic signals and stop lines don’t apply to him. Motorists see this behaviour, and tar all of us with the same brush. Is the 3 seconds gained really worth acting like an utter cock?
If know this rider, please have a word. When moving, his road position is awful, and he’ll get into a scrape eventually. Manners cost nothing and I’m fed up of seeing cyclists of an age that should know better acting like selfish children.
Having said all this, the same goes for the charming lady in the red car who stood on her horn behind me on the Chester Road the day before because I had the temerity to be in her way, or the van driver who cut me up on Monday and shouted abuse.
Still, he was perfectly safe – he was wearing a helmet.