We cyclists are a friendly bunch, and most of the time we feel a special affinity with other riders – they understand the struggles of rainy mornings, and the pure exhilaration of bombing downhill on a sunny afternoon. Even if we have completely different jobs, lifestyles and backgrounds, we know we’ve got something in common.
However, there are some occasions when we can’t help but feel a little bit frustrated with another rider. Here are the 7 types of riders who get on our nerves…
The Rules Don’t Apply To Me Rider
Most cyclists have been shouted at or abused by a driver at some point. This is never ok, regardless – but alongside ‘you don’t pay road tax’ (most of us pay taxes AND tax our cars), ‘cyclists don’t obey the rules of the road’ is one of the common arguments drivers use to justify their behaviour.
Every time one of these drivers sees a cyclist flout the rules, they add more wood the furnace of their aggression. So excuse us if we feel a little irritated ourselves when another rider sails past us as we wait at the lights.