ambodach wrote:I seem to have stirred up a real hornets nest here. Some clearly lack experience of travelling in different parts of the UK and can only see things from their own narrow perspective of travelling in already congested areas. Living on an island with limited ferries seems to be understandably beyond comprehension. Road delays caused too often by accidents can be understood but to imagine that someone has to sleep in their car because of an unknown cycle event seems to be beyond comprehension. So far as lorries are concerned their operation is a mystery to most not in that business. However to those who complain about being held up by lorries a bit of advice which I follow myself. If you want a fast and fuss free run to eg Oban follow a lorry going that way. (try Barratlantic) Being held up on your daily commute is not the same as not getting home that day due to the selfish behaviour of several hundred unexpected cyclists. See the letter in the current issue of Cycle. Where this happened is not revealed but there are strange similarities.
You poor thing. I feel your frustration. The next time you plan to leave your island why don't you publish your plans in advance? This way everyone else can make their plans around you.