Today's video in our Near Miss of the Day series shows yet another example of a driver attempting to overtake a cyclist where there is simply not enough space to do so safely –and ended up clipping him, but still drove off.
Luckily in this case, the rider was aware of just how close the driver was and managed to swerve to the left to avoid a worse impact, and managed to stay upright.
It happened to a road.cc reader as he commuted to work in on Kellaway Avenue in Bristol.
He told us: “The car behind me started to overtake me, then had to cut back in to avoid hitting the car turning right and clipped me as they passed.
“It made a loud bang against the side of their car, so they definitely will have heard it and they accelerated away.
“I did catch them up shortly after, but decided not to confront them as it seemed pointless at this point.
“I luckily managed to keep upright, but was somewhat shook up,” he added.
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.