As I was cycling through Bloomsbury yesterday, a 4×4 plonked himself in cycle lane. I squeezed past, gesturing for him to move over. At the next lights, he drove into the cycle box, wound down his window and started the invective. ‘You f***ing cyclists, you think you own the f***ing road’, etc. I calmly pointed out that I didn’t – it was merely that he had been taking up the cycle lane. Naturally, he didn’t listen, but kept swearing. Unfortunately, before I had time to point out the irony of a 4×4 driver accusing anyone else of road-hoggery, he sped off. The traffic light was still red.