Bristol is inhabited by pavement riding cretins, I have whinger about it before on here.
Am on holiday in Wales at the moment. Yesterday we were in the car and a cyclist rode in the gutter at 5 mph waving at us to overtake him. He was doing this going round a blind corner, thankfully the other half realised he was a moron and we hung back, as a large lorry came round the bend.
If he had ridden further out he would have been able to see the lorry. Directing traffic is a bad idea, encouraging people to overtake when you are unaware of what is coming up is just fucking moronic.