I was on the ride -- and the only idiots I saw, ironically enough, were about 20 dynamo out on their regular Sunday ride flying the single track decent off ranmore common and nearly knocking me into the hedges as they passed.
A car coming the other way & we would all have been taken out.
I have one more ride planned in Surrey & then that is it for me. The shocking state of the 'roads' have beaten me finally. Honestly, some of this route was just not rideable, unless you are on a mountain bike. It just makes riding unpleasant & not enjoyable. I honestly spend my time looking for where the next [email protected]#y bit of road is & how to negotiate my way around it rather than just concentrate on my riding. It takes up so much more energy & just beats up the body, it just isn't fun.
So thanks Surrey roads, we have one more final fling together, & then I will have to say thanks, but no thanks.
and the overwhelming majority (a sort of 99% overwhelming) of cyclists conduct themselves impeccably.