Rant time - Let me say first, I do love dogs and all animals in general but... I use a shared cycleway on my commute and it is usually full of dog walkers on my way home. I dont have a problem with this and most people take hold of their dogs when the see a cyclist approaching...but... There are the morons that think its OK to let their yappy little stupid handbag dogs (usually orange women with ridiculous eyebrows) run around...now I will do anything to avoid a collision but if I happen to hit your dog with 15kg of my hybrid tourer and 14 stone of me on top your dog will likely die...so take your face out of your stupid phone and take some control... Different situation Tuesday night...respectable looking gentleman with a furry crocodile (Alsatian) at the side chatting to someone without the dog on a lead..I thought nothing of it and as I passed the dog went for me...snarling and everything..I was on a uphill so couldnt outrun this thing...last resort I had to give it a quick kick in the boat race to fend it off....the bloke started moaning!....cue me questioning his parentage and his mental ability!