So they ride like the average commuter then?
And what does it say about our society when were sadly tut tutting the victim instead of thinking of ways toile his perfectly lawful pastime that bit safer?
I certainly wasn't tut tutting the victim but I would certainly think twice before seriously endangering my life for the sake of an afternoons sport, all I'm trying to say is that the A63 particularly between junction 38 where I live and the Brough junction is really treated as a narrower continuation of the M62. I've passed the weekend time trialers in torrential rain some days when its near zero visibility when catching up to an hgv and the lorries just have nowhere to go when its busy.
Plus one thing you have to say - tradition is probably why these things still occur when traffic is around - because you can't imagine any sort of new racing (yes, I get - it's against the clock) on the road whilst normal traffic is using the road, too.
And yes, I get, they have some road rally type time trials things on roads that are notionally still open for normal traffic - but as I understand it, the road laws still stand, and they tend to be at middle-of-the-night-o'clock, don't they?
My experience of commuting on roads (early evening in summer) that were quite rural A roads, was that it wasn't ideal, in that being aware you can deal with it, but not all traffic will, plus for HGVs and the like, they can have their hands full with cyclists who are aware of their limitations, never mind those that may well be head down, trying to beat the clock.
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