Cycling along at about 16mph on a mountain bike, with slicks. Several road-width sleeping policemen to cross, not a problem on a "heavier bike" and can maintain my speed without risk of loosing control,etc. Just approaching 1st bump, with a woman in a peugoet starting to pass. She slows for the bump, so doesn't get past me. After the bump she speeds up and just as she's starting to pass again... another bump arrives and she has to slow. And again! And again! Ok, no big deal until the 5th bump, when there's a car coming the other way. So she starts squeezing me into the kerb!! *Whack* with the ring on my finger onto her glass ... THAT woke her up. Have people lost the ability to accelerate when passing another road user? When i took my driving lessons 23 years ago the instructor would always insist i imagined cyclists were as wide as a car and give them the same passing space ... also whilst passing he would say "and accelerate". If that dozy woman had accelerated, there would not have been a problem. It beggers belief how many people nowadays seem to want to pass 1 meter from my shoulder at 16.5mph when they could shift waay over to the opposite lane *as if they were overtaking a parked car* and then safely accelerate away?