A Plague on All Your Cyclists, or Why Do Cyclists Have to Cycle Two Abreast?

Cycling is obviously a very good thing…

Two cyclists take up a whole carriageway by cycling next to each other rather than one behind the other
Copyright Kenneth Allen

Yes, yes, yes.   I know it; you know it; we all know it.  Cyclists are helping to save the planet, because they are not using polluting fuels to power their bikes.   Also, they are getting fitter, which results in them living longer, healthier lives, which means they have less time off sick, which is good for the economy and saves the NHS money.

A road cyclist is riding away from the camera; he is wearing tight Lycra shorts.
Tight Lycra has its good points

 

In addition to this, a muscular male bottom dressed in tight Lycra is ‘a thing of beauty and’, to quote Keats, although possibly this wasn’t what he had in mind when he wrote it, ‘a joy for ever’.

 

 

Woman is angry because cyclists are driving two abreast.
Photo By: Lara Schneider

I know all of this, but I do wish that, when cyclists are travelling on narrow country lanes they wouldn’t ride two abreast.  It drives me nuts.

 

Just saying…

 

There are other things that drive me nuts…

 

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