Have a look at this video (1-minute, safe for work)
My reward for getting out of the way of the considerate driver of the Merc (the reason he took a while to pass as I moved accross was that he was giving plenty of room behind – thanks) was a near left-hook from the John Lewis lorry following him. The problem is, once you let one car through, everyone else thinks they can pile past, even when there is no room. This is why it’s often safer to “hog the lane”.
I’d rather annoy you than be killed to death by the arsehole behind. And if I’m annoying you, at least that means you’ve seen me.
The answer to any question about why cyclists do something which appears irritating or selfish, the answer is usually “because some drivers are arseholes”.
https://bracken.uk.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/hqdefault.jpg360480Malcolm Brackenhttp://bracken.uk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/logo-2.pngMalcolm Bracken2012-04-17 08:30:002017-07-21 01:43:30Why do cyclists "Hog the road"