Take a look at this stretch of road, and discuss where you'd ride, and how you'd deal with the traffic: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&h...338454,0.030727&spn=0.000668,0.00111&t=k&z=20 Here's a video of a bus overtake from Sunday, which was astounding to the oncoming car driver!! View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_2wU2FBbPw Going northbound, it's easy, I'm rarely below 35mph, and usually over 40, so I'll take the whole lane. Southbound, it's steep, and I tend to only just about manage 5-10mph after a hard day's work. My mate takes the pavement, and he's a copper. I can't say I blame him, as it's a pretty intimidating piece of road with a 40 limit and very narrow.