As every commuting cyclist will tell you, mixing it with motorised traffic can be quite hair-raising at times. Avoiding large buses and heavy vehicles in restricted road width often means getting squashed in the kerbside or against parked cars, all the time with the danger of someone opening a door or pulling out of a side road.These thoughts are in one's mind travelling down the A666 towards Blackburn but it is comforting that I have more options than this poor chap on his motorised transport. It probably has a top speed of 8mph and can’t be very manoeuvrable. I passed him this morning going a good 10mph faster. Further back under Skew Bridge he’d have been barely noticable. Luckily most motorists were quite considerate this morning but it would only take one fool doing 50 down this 30mph road (not uncommon along here) and it could be a different story.