Ive been riding for a year now and ive been taking it easy on my big bike and have just started filtering. After having an absolute muppet try and purposely squash me the other day i have analysed whether i was doing anything wrong and basically just have a few general questions about it.
Does everyone filter whenever they get the chance? as i said ive only just started to filter and when i was sitting in traffic (theres not that much traffic on my commute to work in Worcester really, a build up of maybe 6 cars) and noticed alot of bikers pass me, are they impatient, or am i too patient?
Merging back in, i take it i can merge back into traffic whenever i can...theres no real rule to this is there? If i start to filter then the traffic lights change from red to green so cars start moving, i imagine its best to just merge in as soon as they start to move at the same speed you are?
Any wise folks got any good tips on filtering?
Also a quick question, can motorbikes use bus lanes?...i googled this and although its talked about i cant find any hard facts saying its fine to use them.
Thought i'd put in a photo of me and my bike for good measure back when i first got it