Street view of situation
Cyclist heading East on Valley Green towards intersection with Bandley riding on the shoulder while I was heading West, preparing to turn South onto Bandley.
The VC advocates are right: even as a cyclist, when I'm driving, I look where I expect cars to be. There were shadows in the shoulder and the cyclist was wearing grey/neutral colors. I did see him, slowed & prepared to stop & the cyclist turned onto Bandly anyway, but it really drove home the point that staying out in the middle of the lane when there's no car traffic trying to pass is a good idea.