Our regular feature highlighting close passes caught on camera from around the country – today it’s Southampton

Several of the videos in our Near Miss of the Day series have featured motorists who have driven onto a roundabout after failing to spot that there is a cyclist already there, and here is another one for the collection.

Submitted by road.cc reader Alan Bishop, it happened on West Quay Road in Southampton city centre as he rode to work at around 6.45am

"This roundabout is a blackspot for me as a cyclist," he continued.  "I purposely bought a high powered helmet light, so I can aim the beam directly at the approaching traffic.

"As you can see, not as attention grabbing as it needs to be, with some drivers who have just woken.

"The driver was completely oblivious to me until I shouted. She jumped in her seat and offered up her hand in a gesture of apology. 

"I have to cover my brakes every time here. I have saved myself a number of times as you have to have an attitude of 'this driver hasn't seen me', when you're a cyclist. 

"It doesn't stop me being genuinely scared for my life at times.

"But I love riding too much. So I shall have to continue on, with my learned attitude."

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 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.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.