Murray wrote:Today, some of the bad day drivers were out - one who decided that waiting for cyclists was not necessary before turning right and one who felt that it was quite OK to drive up the middle of the road providing the oncoming traffic was only a bike.
...one who, after I signalled, head-checked and locked eyes with him and nodded, decided he didn't like me merging in to claim the lane (which ended 100m ahead anyway at what will always be a red light) accelerated and whose wing mirror clipped my knuckle, before slamming on the horn and cutting left in front of me to head down a side street.
Something like that has not happened to me in a very long time.
I was fine - but a few cyclists around me were very empathetic (literally, either shaken or angry).
barefoot wrote:I seriously checked BNV's website when I got to work to see whether today is Ride2School day.
So many school kids riding!
Otherwise uneventful ride in. Some bits I don't remember riding, so must have been unremarkable. Or asleep. Or both.
EVERY day can be Ride2School Day.
But yes. Hooray!
(National Ride2School Day
is 22 March - Thing1's new (to the school) teacher is a cyclist, and is very keen to make something big of it this year. Depending upon what we can swing, I may have to spend the whole day there!