What is it with cyclists/pedestrians walking along main roads and when they come to a side street they just continue on like the footpath is still there, without looking to see if traffic is turning into the street! It is not like my ford territory has a tiny little quiet engine!
Well they are quite different, you need to avoid the cyclist as you would any other road vehicle - inc if you are overtaking and turning, you need to make sure you arent cutting them off. They are entitled to go straight on past a side road without giving way to anyone, just as a car is.
Peds are quite different, they need to look and give way to traffic.
Cyclist walking are peds and need to give way obviously 👍🏻
So, what you are saying is that if a cyclist is riding their bike, they can go where ever and whenever they like without giving way to any other vehicle.
I haven't seen that particular rule in the road code.
Or, maybe you didn't understand?