RickH wrote:Getting past the horrible queues of traffic on Slag Lane this morning (around 8:45, worst I've seen it, I think there had been a crash on the East Lancs).
No close passes as the motor traffic wasn't moving much. I did note that of the vehicles that obviously had seen me & edged across to give me more space as I filtered by they included a large white Audi & several white vans.
No noticeably close passes coming back that way around 5:15pm even though the traffic was actually moving.
In slow moving tail backs I find most motorists quite obliging and as you say will move to the left when/if they see me approaching in there RVM.
Yesterday at 11am on Slag lane on the straight stretch just before Byrom Lane heading toward the swing bridge,an SUV overtook me with plenty room followed by a 30cm punishment pass from a white C or E class Merc,complete with gesticulations,there was nothing coming the other way and absolutely no reason his actions.
At 3pm on my way home in the opposite direction on Slag Lane on the bend on what used to be a railway bridge just before Garton Drive,a Nissan Xtrail passed me so close I had to fend it off with my hand(read I slapped his rear door).
Slag Lane is a notorious stretch of road for close passes IME,it makes me very nervous at times,my SinL who rides it every day to and from work has started to ride it on the pavement he's had so many close shaves.
What the moronic drivers don't realise is that one mistake by either party in their moronic games can lead to the cyclist being hospitalised or worse,and they weild their might as if they have the right because they know there's very little chance of any kind of recriminations.