Today's submission in our Near Miss of the Day series is from road.cc reader Ricky, who experienced two extremely close passes in a matter of seconds as he rode home from work last week - with his hand getting struck by the wing-mirror as the second driver passed him.
Ricky told us: "The road where it happened is a narrow country road but with good visibility at the section the incident occurred.
"The first car passed very close which I protested at, the second car, a white Mercedes, then passed with oncoming traffic.
"The clip shows him approach fast and very close. With a car approaching from the opposite direction the Merc then cuts in and strikes my elbow with the wing mirror, this actually knocked my had off the bar, if I had been holding the bar more tightly this would have knocked me off."
And the time the driver gained by making such a dangerous overtake on the cyclist?
"200 yds up the road he sat at a level crossing for 10 min, this is where I took the photo, sat behind him," Ricky told us.
Despite the video, however, it seems no action will be taken against the driver.
"Police watched this footage and admitted it was dangerous driving but did nothing," Ricky explained.
"Seriously, what on earth do they want as evidence?"
Over the years road.cc has reported on literally hundreds of close passes and near misses involving badly driven vehicles from every corner of the country – so many, in fact, that we’ve decided to turn the phenomenon into a regular feature on the site. One day hopefully we will run out of close passes and near misses to report on, but until that happy day arrives, Near Miss of the Day will keep rolling on.
If you’ve caught on camera a close encounter of the uncomfortable kind with another road user that you’d like to share with the wider cycling community please send it to us at info [at] road.cc or send us a message via the road.cc Facebook page.
If the video is on YouTube, please send us a link, if not we can add any footage you supply to our YouTube channel as an unlisted video (so it won't show up on searches).
Please also let us know whether you contacted the police and if so what their reaction was, as well as the reaction of the vehicle operator if it was a bus, lorry or van with company markings etc.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.