I think that’s a bit of a sweeping statement, Tom. The race-through-red-lights types, much publicised in the tabloid newspapers, are a small minority. As someone who commuted to work by bike for decades, I found many motorists (about 5%) drive dangerously close to cyclists or ‘cut them up’ at junctions. Cyclists have to cycle defensively for their own safety (e.g. move to the middle of the lane to dissuade drivers from squeezing pass at a bend or restriction). Drivers, denied shaving 50ms off their journey time should not get annoyed but cool it and think about Climate Change or something.
Me too Brian, it’s always the competitive alpha-male type who thinks shared trails are for their exclusive use, and when politely asked to be more careful around other people, give you or your misses verbal abuse.
In my (former) local woods the ‘No Cycling’ badges put on the ‘barrier gates’ to walking paths by the Forestry Commission ranger would be torn off usually within days
I speak as a keen walker, on-and-off-road cyclist and motorist.