Psamathe wrote:pete75 wrote:I sometimes use ear phones - audiobooks not music and can hear vehicles coming up behind anyway, suppose it depends what volume you use.
I don't always hear cars coming up behind me anyway (without headphones). In narrow country single track lanes, some cars are responsible and if they get to you just after a sharp bend they are slow and quiet and on a few occasions I spot them in my mirror rather than hear them.
I do most of my riding in Lincolnshire and you don't get drivers like that here. Most using country lanes are used to driving on them and travel at some speed. Apparently the county has proudly held the record for the highest death rates on rural roads for years. Road Safety pah that''s for them namby pamby townies...