When moving here to Peterborough, I continued cycling everywhere until the job situation required us to purchase a vehicle, but still one thing was apparent. People on bikes in this town of 74000 souls do one thing very odd.
A good portion of them ride on the left side of the street.
Let me remind you that I am in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Not England.
This blew my mind, so much so that I began challenging these people face to face when ever one happened to be coming towards me. Like to bull elk, head to head. Then my next move was to post letters to the editor of the local news rag. That lead to absolutely nothing in response. The strange action on the street continues to this day and it still confuses me to no end.
So my question is this. What are you doing as a cyclist to ensure that you are riding in a safe and within the law fashion?
For example, in this are we are required to have a bell on our bike and if you ride at night you also must have a headlight and a tail light or red reflector. Anybody under the age of 18 must wear an approved cycling helmet, and since bicycles are considered motor vehicles under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, we must ride on the right side of the road (with traffic)