On Saturday we were driving back to Glasgow when we caught up with a tailback following six cyclists strung out in single file.This was on the A809, the main road to Drymen and a popular route to Loch Lomond. It is quite narrow, twisty and often busy. The cyclists were riding in the gutter but there still wasn't room to overtake without crossing the centre line, and because of bends and blind summits it wasn't possible to pass them all in one go.
According to this part of the HC
• never ride more than two abreast, and ride in single file on narrow or busy roads and when riding round bends
they were doing the right thing. Yet if they had been riding 2 abreast it would have been much easier for cars to get past, as they would have formed a single compact bunch.
I'm pleased to report that none of the cars I saw hassled these cyclists and gave them plenty of room when they did manage to overtake. Except perhaps ourselves....a large hole had blown in the exhaust and we sounded like a TT motorbike