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Eastbourne cyclist captures moment he's almost knocked off his bike by sideswiping Stagecoach bus

VIDEO: Stagecoach say they will fully investigate incident

An Eastbourne cyclist has captured a bottom-clenching side swipe from a bus that pulled in front of him.

Ric Stern, 46, who works for a cycling firm, was near his home when the bus came out of a side street.

 

 

He told BT: "I was cycling along, going down that main road, and it is a bit of a nightmare.

"The road is fast and dangerous.

"He came from nowhere. To say he missed me by inches would be vastly exaggerating the distance between me and the bus - it was more like millimetres.

"I did not know how the driver didn't see me.

"I was dressed in fairly bright colours, in the middle of the road, riding quite fast, I was where I was supposed to be.

"At the time it was the eternal cliché of my life flashing before my eyes.
"I have got a ton of experience I have been racing for years. I dread to think what would have happened if it had been a normal person riding a bike, or an elderly person.

"They would have been looking at a fatality or a serious incident.

"People have to take care and look out for one another, bus drivers, car drivers and cyclists as well.

"No-one owns the road, it is for us to share, you just have to look out for each other."

Stagecoach, who provided the bus, has said it will investigate the incident, helped by Ric’s helmetcam footage.

A Stagecoach spokeswoman said: "We were very concerned to see this video.

"Safety is our absolute priority and we are carrying out a full investigation into this incident.”

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