Posted: 02/05/2016 at 16:53
I dislike cyclists on the pavement when they come flying along and expect you to get out of their way. And in fact a few years ago I was told to get out of the way by a mother and her small son. When I refused she said I was being a [insert insult of choice] because her son was only 4 and couldn't go on the road. Fine, but get off and walk past a pedestrian, don't expect me to walk in the busy road. I can't see the issue with cycling on a footpath if it's empty and the road isn't. Why hold up cars if you don't actually need to.
I don't think cyclists generally get a bad name for riding on the pavement. That's reserved for those who insist on riding through red lights in London. And cycling up the inside of lorries turning left despite the fact that if it goes wrong the person on the bike is going to come off a lot worse then the lorry driver.