Hello there I got my first bike in 23 years yesterday! So feeling quite excited I took to the road. Yesterday was really hard work and I have the 'sore bum syndrome'. I headed around london town and found myself on Oxford Street. Buses - fine, Cabs - fine, other cars and motor bikes - fine but the f***ing tourists!!! Some fat man and his family blocked the entire road with their big bodies and lots of shopping and I did not know what to do and I ended up running into him and coming off my bike and landing in the other lane. I called him a C*** and he did apologise but he was not looking my way at all, I had slowed down, but couldn't avoid hitting him without going into the other lane. is there anything else I could have done - I did shout before I hit him but to no effect. It didn't put me off and I got back on the bike and went all over and no other incidents. maybe the answer is to avoid Oxford Street?