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Near Miss of the Day 452: Horse box lorry driver's astonishingly close pass "scared me sh*tless," says cyclist

Our regular series featuring close passes from around the country - today it's Northamptonshire...

Here's an astonishingly close overtake on a cyclist, at speed, by the driver of a horse box lorry - leaving the  rider who found himself on the receiving end to say that it "scared me shitless."

The reader who filmed it, Bruce, said: "It was on the A413 near Whittlebury, just outside Towcester.

"I didn't report it as the number plate is not 100% clear unfortunately, that plus Northamptonshire police never ever update you on submitted videos (against their policy) so totally discouraged from reporting on their side.

"Other forces are much better," he added.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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