The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161931 Message #3851616
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
21-Apr-17 - 08:57 AM
Thread Name: BS: On your bike
Subject: RE: BS: On your bike
Mmmm - I have reservations about the 2 abreast business too. Yes, it is legal. Yes 2 cyclists are taking no more room than 1 car but...
(Din't you know there was one of them coming! :-) )
When you are on twisty and narrow dales roads and get 20 or more cycles riding 2 abreast you have the equivalent of an extremely long vehicle traveling at less than 20mph that is virtually impossible to overtake :-( There must be some common sense in the interpretation of the law and sadly that is often not in evidence.
Don't get me wrong here - I cycled all over the place when I was younger, fitter and dafter but at times I feel that cyclists are doing themselves no favours.