You jest, but where I live in the Canaries, you fall foul of the law unless , as a motorist, you give bikes a 2m gap.
All fair enough, but the Lycra Lot, who invade the island at certain times, squeeze past you in slow moving traffic on any side almost scraping your bodywork !!
That and disregarding stop and give way signs, one way streets, riding one footpaths at high speed and riding in big groups on the main roafs etc, etc, makes them generally detested !
Us MTB lot however, are treated in the same way as we treat motorists and pedestrians !
With general respect
Funny innit ! We both ride with pedals, handlebars and two wheels, yet the differences are absolute !!
I also dislike them intensely !
I have learned so much from them however.
The things I have learned are the things I should absolutey NOT do