I came up to a temp traffic light the other day, It was red. I stopped.
Three or four minutes later, it was still red.
Traffic came towards me, then a pause, then more traffic.
Mine was still on red.
I went through the lights on red, and saw some workers, so I slowed and told them that their lights are defective.
They actually weren't "defective", but badly set as it wouldn't change for cyclists.
Some months ago, there were temp lights and roadworks on the hill up towards Tavistock. It's the busy A390 and I took my place stopped with the traffic.
The lights went to green, and off we went up the hill.
The lane was wide enough at first for the traffic following me to overtake, which left me in a very low gear grinding up the hill.
The roadworks were perhaps 150yds long and the lane got narrow bordered by a high rocky bank and the continuous roadworks barriers - no cones, just a "solid" fence of barrier.
The lights went to green at the far end and the lead vehicle was a huge artic.
Off he set towards me, and I kept going! I had no option, other than turn round and have to repeat the whole thing ad infinitum.
The lorry driver stopped, and so did I, We were perhaps 5yds apart and glowering at each other.
He blasted his horn.
I remained stopped.
Eventually, one of the workers pulled a barrier away to let me out.
The traffic went through, then I set off again up the hill and away.
Mick F. Cornwall