Last week I wittnessed three near accidents involving cyclists, who were breaking the law and the highway code ~ all within 15 minutes, and a mile of each other.
Today, I saw an elderly pedestrian complain to a cyclist who was weaving around on the pavement. The cyclist responded by telling the man that it was legal for him to cycle on the pavement so, as he pedalled past me, I added that he was breaking the law.
This cyclist, by now feeling that there was conspiracy against him, screamed, "F*ck Off".
So much for reasoned discussion.
The pedestrian shared with me the regret that we had no means of identifying these anti-social hooligans.
I get tired of hearing that it is only a tiny minority of cyclists who give the rest a bad name.
Give them ID plates and then we might get somewhere.