I drive for a living, encountering pedal cyclists is a daily occurrence.I'm averaging one incident like this every week at the moment. I'm not going to post every one of them on here.
It seems like car and van drivers have taken their time off during lockdown to forget everything they were taught about safe driving.
On the flip side, I was followed by an artic for at least a mile last night - which, at about 18mph must have been annoying for him - before he was comfortable overtaking me, which he did in a thoroughly safe and professional manner.
The vast majority of people on bicycles are either commuting to work or are getting on in years and trying to stay fit. My view on them, give them plenty of space, don't drive dead close and intimidate them.
If I'm stuck behind them for a few minutes, big deal it's not the end of the world.
What does piss me off is the lycra clad idiots riding in great big packs behaving as if they own the road. It's these arseholes that give the other decent pedallists a bad name.