Any close pass is an unsettling experience for the cyclist on the receiving end, but the latest entry in our regular Near Miss of the Day feature is a particularly shocking one as an Audi driver overtakes at on a blind corner, cutting off the road in front of the rider, who was forced to brake to avoid a crash.
The incident took place within a stone's throw of Windsor Castle - part of which is visible directly ahead as the driver overtakes the cyclist, road.cc reader Conrad Dalziel, at the junction of Sheet Street and the Berkshire town's High Street.
In the description of the video on YouTube, where it was uploaded in September last year, Conrad says: "Audi driver decides to overtake on a blind corner and then cuts across the corner, leaving me nowhere to go.
"If I'd been any further forward we would have come together but I managed to get to the brakes in time."
The incident took place in the Thames Valley Police area, which operates its roads policing unit in partnership with Hampshire Constabulary, with the forces confirming earlier this year that they would be targeting drivers who make close passes on cyclists.
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 contact us via the road.cc Facebook page.
Is air pollution the reason why all our southern and urban squirrels now look grey, not red?
The only sense I can think for the idiotic manoeuvre is the driver thought the cyclist was going into the little lane too, where it would have been...
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Same with me! Hope they reset the counter soon, so I can enter the new competition.
Alleged camber issue not obvious in the picture; would it not be easier to close the road all together, rather than have all the broken wing mirrors?
Manufacturing defect, send it back for a refund. Could be any number of reasons. Inconvenient but it won't take long to fix.
It's not the same without a lirpa loof reference, but that's going back a few years now
I'm pleased that local businesses seem to be more aware of issues than the council are - maybe they should volunteer to walk/cycle along the path...
That is true but I'm not sure that Shell's sponsorship of cycling will have much of an impact on the climate either....
Totally apropos that the Shell logo appears to be British Cycling up in flames