The latest video in our Near Miss of the Day series gave the rider involved a Halloween fright yesterday as he was riding down a country lane in Alveston, South Gloucestershire yesterday - and encountered a horse box coming the other way with the driver neither slowing down nor giving him space, forcing the cyclist onto the verge.
It happened to road.cc reader James, who told us: "This was my Halloween morning brush with a horseman of the apocalypse. There was not much verge to jump onto.
"Sorry for the bad language as the rear of the truck gets too close for comfort. He appeared to make no effort to slow down or get over. Out of the way or be crushed."
James added: "Once more unto the hedge, dear friends, once more, or close this road up with the cycling dead."
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.