We have all been there: cycling towards a central refuge with a vehicle rapidly approaching from behind.
- Will they wait or will they try to get past?
- Is there room?
- How should I react?
It can be very frightening.
On several occasions I've seen the driver divert round the opposite side of the refuge, and on one occasion go straight over the refuge shattering his engine sump!
The Department for Transport's Cycling Infrastructure Design guide give the following advice.