“While the majority of cyclists obey the law there is an element within the cycling fraternity that continually do not,” Paul says.
“They obstruct vehicles travelling on the road; while travelling in a group doing far less speed compared to other vehicles, they will not move into single file to allow vehicles to pass.
“Cyclists use the excuse that they are entitled to ride two abreast on the road, while failing to accept that they are unreasonably obstructing traffic, which is illegal.
“Despite it being legal for cyclists to travel two abreast and laws allowing other vehicle to cross double lines to pass when safe to do so, irresponsible and discourteous rider behaviour puts cyclists and other road users at risk.”
Petitions against cyclist rules
Last year, a Change.org petition was started by Drivers For Registration of Cyclists for cyclists to ride single file.
It has so far received more than 134,000 signatures.