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Video: Overtaking cyclist almost sends another rider under a lorry

Shocking incident happened on Cycle Superhighway in London

A London cyclist has today posted a shocking video to YouTube showing the moment a rider overtaking a man riding a Santander Cycles hire bike clipped the other cyclist's shoulder, almost sending him into the path of a lorry.

Uploaded with the title "Cyclist MGIF" - the acronym stands for "Must Get In Front" - the video shows one of the most frightening near-misses we've ever seen, and serves as a sobering reminder of why you should allow fellow cyclists space when overtaking.

The incident happened beneath Grosvenor Bridge - also known as the Victoria Railway Bridge - on the north bank of the Thames, on Cycle Superhighway 8 which runs from Wandsworth to Westminster.


Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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