ninjamonk wrote:Possible that you are not dominating the roads enough, when coming to a junction and turning left make sure that you do not give the vehicle behind you the opportunity to over take you, stay in the centre of the left lane. When i'm cycling at work i.m always about a meter away from the kerb and if a vehicle cant overtake than tough its obviously not safe to do so. Be confident on the road as soon as you start appeasing to other vehicles because you might feel that you are in the way you are putting yourself at risk.
Thanks for the advice but I have been cycling for years and do dominate the road.
The first car that nearly hit me drove up to a give way line at a main junction, I'm on the carriageway travelling at about 16 mph a metre away from the kerb and as I approach the t-junction I make eye contact with the male driver who looks at me, but still pulls out in front of me but decides to stop with the front of his car more than a metre into my lane. I have to brake hard and swerve round him and he shouts at me as if it was my fault.
Second idiot sees me approaching a roundabout at about 20mph but fails to give way and just pulls straight into my path. More heavy braking and swearing (this time by me...)
Next one happens when I am travelling uphill, again about a metre from the kerb, when a car overtakes me and indicates to turn right leaving me room to safely continue until a female in a Mini decides that she is going to undertake the car turning right and force me into the kerb. I braked and moved over sharpish and felt obliged to punch the wing off her car before she hits me. Again sweary words from the driver as it was clearly my fault....
Fourth incident happens when I am approaching a big roundabout and the road widens a fair bit so I am now about a metre and a half away from the kerb when a bus overtakes me safely. The following car passes me so close that the wing mirror brushes my elbow so I have to get out of the way and brake but the guy cuts in on me even more as a result. Cue more swearing.
Finally, I am approaching another wide roundabout going straight on. My road position leaves plenty of room for vehicles turning left to do so safely but a female DC decides that she would rather overtake me and almost takes my front wheel off as she sweeps passed me and goes left.
Sunny day, white top, white bike and yellow helmet........