A West Sussex man has posted footage online of the moment a motorist drove onto a roundabout oblivious to the fact there was already a cyclist on it, knocking the rider off their bike.
The incident happened at the Redkiln Way roundabout in Horsham and was shot on a dashcam belonging to Mike Dearsley, who said it showed why cycling infrastructure physically separating cyclists from motorists is needed.
Redkiln Way roundabout, Horsham - why segregated cycle infrastructure is needed pic.twitter.com/9l3WgecfJo
— Mike Dearsley (@mikedearsley) April 25, 2017
Last October, Mr Dearlsey tweeted that he had suffered a near-miss while riding his bike through the same roundabout.
Cycling #nearmiss on Redkiln roundabout Horsham. Motorist drove into my path unaware of my presence. Would hi-vis & flashing lights help?
— Mike Dearsley (@mikedearsley) October 4, 2016
Referring to the video Mr Dearsley posted yesterday, Mark Treasure of the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain, who lives locally, described the roundabout as a "big fast mess."
— Mark Treasure (@AsEasyAsRiding) April 25, 2017
The footage also attracted the attention of traffic police in the West Midlands, who have been widely praised for their innovative close pass initiative that has since been picked up by other forces across the UK.
— CMPG - Road Policing (@Trafficwmp) April 25, 2017
Simon joined road.cc 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.