Drivers are often heard to complain about cyclists jumping reds. I never do, but there are a few idiots on bikes who do. Just like there are a few idiots in cars who seem to think it is OK to sneak through a red too. The chap driving the little van in this video, for example. Revving his engine, sitting in the cycle box, creeping forward into the intersection while the light was still red. This is at the intersection of Longstanton Road, Dry Drayton Road, Water Lane, and Cambridge Road in Oakington and is on National Cycle Route 51.
What's more he'd just driven through a section of National Cycle Route 51 on which normal traffic is prohibited. This section is a well known problem-road for cyclists. Unmaintained, full of lumps and holes, theoretically prohibited to motor vehicles but used by many hundred every day. Cars speeding through, dodging cyclists who're dodging potholes. Really the road here needs either gates to completely prohibit traffic, a set of huge speed bumps to slow it down, or just open it to traffic and start maintaining the damn road surface!
The cycleway alongside the Cambridge Guided Busway is a great commuting & recreational cycling route. It is a pity large sections of it between Swavsey and St Ives tend to spend a good chunk of the year under-water.
A typical commute home through Willingham - bad overtakes galore, a bit scarier than usual today...
... there are the special ones, like the complete and utter idiot driving this huge hunk of junk with ForceOne written all over it. I'd include the reg number here if it wasn't far too obscured to read. Sneaky buggers.
Lorry, overtaking cyclists fast and close while approaching an intersection and a pedestrian crossing in a mid-village High Street. In contravention of the highway code, and in respect to the pedestrian crossing probably breaking the law as well.
Whoever is driving this murder weapon on wheels IS A DANGER TO THE PUBLIC AND SHOULD NOT BE ON THE ROAD!
Video taken on Willingham High Street, at about 19:15 on Tuesday April 2nd 2013.
See also: http://www.cyclestreets.net/location/48303/