hamster wrote:It's early days but frankly I think drivers are a bit more courteous than a couple of years ago. Yes, there are plenty of impatient idiots out there, but nevertheless...
Interestingly it seems to be the over 55's who are worst. Young lads in hopped-up hatchbacks always seem to give me plenty of space.
younger drivers have been mountain biking in their youth, or are more aware of cycling due to the likes of Cavendish and Wiggins. The over 55s is the age bracket where when they were young they got into the mind set that, 'only failures cycled on the roads' (at any rate, according to a certain type of person I have seen commenting on various forums).