I thought this was going to be another Deliveroo special but it seems other things took over.
I normally take primary position (middle of lane) and wait in traffic queues. There’s no rush and patience is more relaxing than trying to squeeze through gaps just to avoid waiting. The trouble is, time after time I get impatient twats passing (often too close) on approach to traffic queues. When this happens I will often, if the opportunity is there to do so safely, pass the queue and move to the front, especially if I know there’s a cycle reserve at the lights. All so often this is occupied too! So frustrating my language often comes out!
We can also see in this video how effective Operation Close Pass has been (TL;DR it’s had no effect). One was so close I was going to send it to the police via their simplified upload service they told me about… which doesn’t seem to exists. It’s still the same over-complicated, unreasonable requirements pile of crap it was the last time I tried. The police just don’t care about cyclists. We’re on our own!