This is something that gets on my nerves. On my ride, just about every other cyclist I come across is a pavement cyclist. I had a go at one today on my way home, he must of been doing quite a bit of a pace along the pavement, which is used by school kids walking home. The road that this pavement is alongside is actually a very busy one, however is incredibly wide (12m), there is enough space for a lorry to pass a cyclist without even having to encroach the opposite lane. If the council really wanted to, they could have a 2m wide cycle lane on either side and it would not bother the motorists, in fact given that this is on a national cycle route it wouldn't be a bad idea.