Our regular feature highlighting close passes caught on camera visits Bristol today for an encounter with a fellow cyclist.
Bristol Traffik writes: “Making a change from the usual vehicles which nearly hit me, here's a cyclist deciding not to quietly go through a set of red lights, but blow through them at speed six to eight seconds after they changed for him.”
He adds: “Note how he comes up the inside of the car before taking the right-hand turn with the bike tilted and him leaning into it; fully committed to that corner.”
The incident occurred at the junction of Whiteladies Road and St Paul’s Road and Bristol Traffik says there is a downhill where the cyclist appears from.
“If a car had been pulling out from my road, or that BMW opposite had been aggressive (why I hung back myself – to see what its plans were) he was going to be part of a crash.”
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 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.