I started cycling a year ago and I have a favourite route for my time trial training since it is very hilly. However, I cycle on a major road (just outside town) and thus I like to cycle when it is less busy- both to avoid annoyances of having to come to a complete stop at roundabouts/traffic lights, as well as reducing the chances of getting clipped and in general being subjected to dangerous driving.
I live in the UK in a medium sized town, I believe around 120k~ people. So during rush hour, it's completely impossible to ride consistently anywhere. Since I am not a morning person, I have resided to cycling mostly in the evenings, around 8-9pm. But sometimes I would prefer cycling during the day so my question is the following:
What times of day do you usually find traffic most suitable for road cycling?
I realize that traffic varies, but there are still some general patterns that I wonder about: public holidays, Sundays, weekends in general, school-related traffic and so on.