Turning right from a main into a minor road
I hate turning right from a main into a minor road and today I made a hash of it. My bike ride to work involves one right turn in Stoke Newington and unfortunately it is on a bend in the road and as I pulled out into the middle a bus came round the corner so I could either dash on and make the turn or stop in the middle of the road until the bus had passed. I decided to press on only to see two pedestrians starting to cross the minor road; a man with has back to me and a woman with a pram and a child who was not looking. In the event I shot through a gap of about 3 feet between the lot of them leaving them pretty startled! I might have a rethink about my route at this location to see if I can avoid this kind of thing in future but it is not easy because most cyclists do not want to stop in the middle of a main road with traffic approaching and coming up behind at the same time. It did make me think though that I could have had an accident and I notice that a guy has been charged in Bournemouth with Furious and Wanton Cycling after hitting and hospitalising a child!