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    (Original post by imasillynarb)
    No, anyone taking up part of the road and going 10 miles an hour are a nuisance. Its nothing to do with how good you are at cycling
    A reasonable cyclist can do often do about 20 to possibly 25 mph cruising speed on a good straight flat road. If you're going downhill you can go faster - 30mph fairly easily. If you have a really good racing bike people have been known to exceed 45mph on a good staight downhill stretch of road with a favourable wind. The only problem is getting up the hills!

    Anyway if you're cycling you're not damaging the environment and it also improves you're general fitness. A win-win situation

    (Original post by bratcat)
    Yeah, and then you're a nuisance to pedestrians!

    Besides, most main roads have cycle lanes.
    Would love to know where you live - I can't think of one cycle lane round here :eek:

    (Original post by imasillynarb)
    As a driver I hate people who cycle on the roads, its so much hassle and they cause so many problems...now that I drive Id never cycle on the road again, as I realise how easy it is to get ploughed down
    I'd definitely agree with that, i generally ride on the path or when its quiet down the middle of the road, safest place to be, relying on a car driver is a liability, i'd rather crash into a pedestrian than a car, then again, i don't crash touch wood.

    Pick the pavement, unless you have bad control, though i suppose hitting people is better than hitting cars.
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