steve-waters wrote:geoffs - can I ask why the bunch was riding so slowly and strung out in what appeared to be the middle of the road?
Multiple lane road, there is no requirement to ride in the left lane. As many drivers do, cyclists may choose to ride in any lane that they require. In this case, parked cars and an up-coming right-hand turn set the scene. And at 6.50am who really should be that worried