Checking the dead letter drop-box behind the "This Roundabout is Sponsored by Talisman Energy" sign on the roundabout at the junction between Aberdeen's Great Southern Road and Holburn Street, we found this video had been left for us by our filthy duplicitous double agent "Codename JannieJumbo", operating, as he does, from behind his deep cover legend as a so-called "activist" within what is laughably called the Aberdeen cycling "community".
Bloody hell! Did you see that? This careless cyclist's behaviour on Aberdeen's Broomhill Road was so awful that it not only did it cause the driver of the Renault Clio reg CF53DNH to choose an inappropriate spot for an overtaking maneuver, break the speed limit, swerve alarmingly and risk crashing into oncoming vehicles, but it also forced the driver of the second, blue VW Passat to risk penalty points and a fine by making him (as you've seen, forcing him to) execute a pointless close-pass overtaking maneuver in the vicinity of a T-junction.
"But - hold on!" we hear you exclaim. "What was it that was so reckless about this cyclist's behaviour? - I've looked at the video, and the cyclist seems to have done nothing wrong..." And that's true up to a point, because what the video cannot show is the privileged information we have access to through our contact with "Codename JannieJumbo".
That information is the fact that this cyclist was not wearing a high-visibility tabard at the time. (Thus absolving the blameless motorists of any and all liability for their actions.)
A blog about cars in Aberdeen.
This is a blog about cars in Aberdeen because most people aspire to the convenience of personal motor transport, pay dearly for the privilege, provide much employment, contribute greatly in taxes, and then people expect them to ‘leave the car at home’, while their money is spent creating cycle lanes and the like for freeloading cyclists.