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Near Miss of the Day 320: Close passes “a near daily occurrence” for this cyclist

Our regular series featuring close passes from around the country – today it’s Buckinghamshire

The latest video in our Near Miss of the Day series shows a motorist carrying out a dangerous manoeuvre by overtaking a cyclist roundabout, then turning left across him.

It was filmed by reader Lyndon – we’ve featured a couple of his videos recently, and he told us: “It seems to be a near daily occurrence now, this time in Marlow. After our Saturday club ride today, I was headed back home when a silver coupé was following me into the roundabout.

“Rather than wait, they absolutely needed to get in front and overtook me while turning left at the roundabout, coming extremely close.

“Keeping with the trend, the driver didn't apologise, pull over, or make any effort to take responsibility, simply just driving off.

“Seems not only to be getting more normal, but borderline acceptable behaviour. I won't even bother sending this one to Thames Valley Police – I already know that nothing will be done.”

> Near Miss of the Day turns 100 - Why do we do the feature and what have we learnt from it?

Over the years 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] or send us a message via the 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 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.

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