Even before we launched our Near Miss of the Day series, we'd feature the odd video of a cyclist being subjected to a close pass by a coach driver - and as this latest submission from Bristol shows, it really is intimidating - and dangerous - for the rider when such a large vehicle overtakes with inches to spare, the gap often narrowing as the driver pulls in.
This one happened to road.cc reader Peter as he commuted home along Coronation Road in the south west city.
He said: "I was cycling eastwards just by the side of the one of the worst shared cycle paths in existence (lots of lamp-posts, great big trees, bumpy-surface from tree roots, hordes of phone-zombies etc).
"I hate that cycle path - it doesn't even cover a significant portion of the road and yet it's enough to get entitled motorists to complain about the entitled cyclists sharing their road.
"As you can see from the video, this was an egregious case of MGIF [Must Get In Front]! Also, the coach driver seemed to be competing with me in the MGIF stakes, so we had a mini competition.
"He overtook me using his large engine and I had to rely on my natural squirrel-like cunning to overtake him at the traffic lights.
"After reaching the roundabout, we went our separate ways (probably just as well)."
Peter added: "I've submitted it to the police for the initial close pass, but they won't have had a chance to look at it yet."
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.
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.