Dear Mr Road-bike rider, You had a very lucky escape this morning; it's not the wisest idea to try and cycle up the very narrow gap on the left of a single-decker bus just as the road narrows on the approach to the roundabout at Picardy Place, where the bus is taking the left turn up towards Leith Street. It's especially unwise when there's no escape route, since there's a metal fence running all the way up the edge of the pavement at that point. Even more silly is to try to sprint for the narrowing gap at the front of the bus to get out of the situation, rather than put the brakes on and drop back behind the bus. (With the bus at the angle it was, there was far more escape room at the back than at the front). You certainly frightened the life out of me, as I suddenly thought I was about to be a witness to a very mangled cyclist. There must have been barely an inch between your bars and the side of the bus at the point I lost sight of you; I didn't feel a bump or hear a scraping sound, so I guess you got lucky this time. Hopefully you'll have learned an important lesson and not try that again.