So I decided to take a break from writing my dissertation this afternoon in order to chill out with a nice relaxing bike ride. I live near the Taff Trail, which is part of the national cycle network, and it's a pretty decent ride, so off I toddled. Now, a short part of the Trail near me is on a single-lane road; it's not much of a problem usually because it's so tortuous you can ride it as fast as you can drive it. While I was on that stretch today, an oncoming cyclist stopped to allow a driver to pass him. Ignoring that I was oncoming to him at some speed, the driver quite happily pulled straight into my path in order to overtake. And then acted surprised when I yelled at him.
Driver education. It is the key to safe road use for cyclists. Pop quiz kids: If you need to pull into the path of oncoming traffic to overtake, who has priority - You or the oncoming traffic? Here's a hint: It ain't you.
Here's a further hint: Cyclists are traffic too.