Just thought I'd add a bit about me. I cycle because I don't drive. When I'm out and about on the bike, I'm wearing what I'm wearing. When I specifically go out for a bike ride I'm a 'lycra clad' person.
Just looking at my rides since I've had a 'Garmin' device, I've done 626 rides, covered a distance of 23,853 miles and cycled for 1764 hours.
I've never had an accident, although I have slipped off the bike several times on ice.
I've had some very close calls with aggressive people driving cars, but I've also been shown far more kindness and consideration form the majority of motorists out there.
I've also seen many stupid people on bikes doing daft things, but I've also seen many more considerate cyclists riding in a courteous way.
Strange thing, whilst boating (last 5 years) I've seen several idiots on their boats who don't want to obey the waterway rules, but have seen many more who are kind and courteous.
In life there are those antisocial people who think nothing applies to them, and there are those of us who just want to get on and be happy.
We always hear about the 1% of antisocial people, but rarely about the other 99%.
Please, I'm a cyclist along with many others, don't label us with those idiots who ride a bike - thank you.