This may differ in the cities but where I live there are lots of narrow rural roads with no cycle paths and a national speed limit, but this doesn't stop cyclists from doing their thing. I have seen numerous incidents where they have nearly caused a nasty collision, mainly on an uphill stretch where they're going slow and a car pulls out to overtake, only for another car to come racing down the hill in the other direction. I don't know the stats but I imagine lots of accidents are caused this way. My question is this - should cyclists be allowed on the roads or are they too much of a hazard to motorists and themselves? I love cycling but I would never do it on the open road, only ever on cycle paths which are sadly lacking round here.