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Nothing stopping you slowing up the traffic by using the road. Perfectly legal unless there is a no cycling sign.
You are not obliged to use cycle pathes or lanes by law.
Probably doing the workers on the road a favor by slowing up the traffic. 🙂
This morning on eurovelo5.com, this afternoon on BBC online! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/berkshire/10340577.stm