...sees the return of most of the students to Cambridge. It is therefore the start of the 'silly season'. You know the kind of thing... Thousands upon thousands of students suddenly take to the road on bicycles. They'll be descending on the city en masse, and by Sunday/Monday every motorist in town will be fed up to the back teeth with them. It isn't that the majority are bad cyclitst, in fact I'd say they're no worse than most other inexperienced cyclists. Its more the sheer rise in how many cyclists there are. Todays 'score' of how many cyclists I overtook on the way to work was 15, next week it'll be 25 per trip, minimum. Now that kind of annual increase makes it look like theres a heck of a lot of incompetent cyclists on the road, and thats true, there are, but proportionally there isn't really an increase. But there is a clear increase in how badly cyclists here get treated by motorists, usually it gets progressively worse until Christmas (partly 'cos of cyclists with no lights as the nights draw in). So if it seems like I start moaning lots, you know why.