*walks in, wearing corduroy and elbow patches. A groan rises from the crowd, as they realize they are about to be subjected to another English lesson*
Yes, people, English is a rather imprecise language, so we ought do our best to avoid misunderstandings. Now, about this bicycling-to-the-burn business.... Please watch the blackboard:
This is a “bicyclist”. After using the word “bicyclist” in a sentence, you may shorten it to “cyclist” so long as the context remains the same.
This is a “motorcyclist”.
This is a “biker”.