Or cyclist v car - who wins?? Sometimes, like when I'm close to lights or a turn, I don't particularly want to be overtaken. One, because it usually means it'll be a very close pass, and two because I'm stubborn. But who has the "right" to go first? Today was a classic example, coming downhill, doing 24mph (I know it's slow compared to some but it's fast enough for me) on a country lane, little bit twisty but no actual turns, and approaching a hump backed bridge where the road narrows to a single lane. A woman has just got in her car (I passed her earlier standing beside it) and clearly wants to pass me, but I didn't want her to. I figured if I upped the pace a bit as I was riding in a primary position, because of the twists in the road, she'd get the message -she didn't. I ended up braking and slowing right down so she could pass. If I hadn't I'd have been squished because there was no way she was giving me room. Am I too stubborn? Do I need to accept cars have rights too? As it was she didn't get far because there was a tractor on the road and she had to slam on behind it up the next hill. At first I thought she was stopping to shout at me for my two fingered salute, and I was worried that I'd get stuck, I'm not very good on a hill start. lol. Anyway - do we do ourselves any favours asserting our position on the road or is it best to give way and stay alive?!