I ride in London - my ride in is a lot faster as I set off early and avoid the peak period but going home I hit a lot more traffic and this slows me more than is necessary due to my fear of a couple of narrow cycle lanes I encounter. I really struggle with the narrower cycle lanes when there is heavy/stationary traffic right next door. I think in part that is due to my handlebars being way too wide for the bike (which I am having shortened during a service next week) but I still think after that is done I will have this anxiety about passing so close to cars. Any (helpful) tips/thoughts on how to tackle this fear and to improve my ride. Is it just going to happen in time with more miles on the clock? I envy all those who cycle past and through these narrow lanes ahead of me and feel pretty stupid I can't get my head around it!