Cycling home from work at 22.00hrs in October. Some street lighting but it is dark. I am wearing a HiViz/yellow jacket, have a refective band around my helmet, reflective strips are stuck to various points on my bike, my panniers have big reflective patches and I have two front and two rear flashing lights. I have been told I look like a Christmas tree but personally I believe I am much more jarring than that!
Passing a road side pub. Several men stood outside smoking and drinking. Abuse and profanities shouted towards me. None returned.
I stand out. They are in a group and have likely imbibed a considerable amount of alcohol (and so feel brave on both counts). They are prats.
I am noticed by drunken men when I am cycling at night. I feel a little safer.