I'm driving home on a major bypass, 6.15am, and I see a bloke cycling on the opposite carriageway. It's pitch dark, and he has no lights, no flourescent clothing and no helmet. The road has no cycle path, no lighting, a 60mph speed limit and a number of vehicles intent on reaching that very limit.
Oh, and we have very high winds, beyond 80mph.
The bloke must be genuinely suicidal. There can be no other rational explanation. And yet if someone driving perfectly legally were to knock him over, you can guess which person wouldn't get the blame.
This cyclist can kill himself if he so wishes, but he has no right to put car drivers at such an awful risk - not of death or injury, but of lifelong guilt over something not their fault.