De Sisti wrote:Syd wrote:Given that knowledge, and dependent of the tone of your reminder, I can understand why some interactions may get heated.
There always is the possibility to pass at a safe distance that doesn't annoy the person being overtaken.
It's like with motor vehicle drivers. They approach a cyclist from behind. Sometimes they slow down,
wait for it be safe to overtake, and then make their manoeuvre. Some don't and don't care how their
actions are preceived.
It doesn't matter what the tone is. Some people don't like their shortcomings pointed out to them.
There is a safe distance and there is 2 metres, given the police safe pass mats show 1.5 metres.
There are also cycle paths that aren’t two metres wide themselves.
I agree courteous passing should be the norm. If you are being passed dangerously close then that is an issue in itself and shouldn’t be confused with the Covid-19 social distancing argument for reasons given above.