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Near Miss of the Day 775: "any closer and my elbows would be gone"

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

Today's Near Miss features a car driver overtaking a cyclist on an e-bike in a very questionable way on A4810 in Newport. With many heavy and long vehicles involved, this video makes a nerve-wracking - and aggravating - watch. 

This is what the reader who sent us the video said about the situation:

"I'm travelling downhill at around 25mph and this van towing a trailer overtakes with oncoming HGV at around 50mph.

I'm on an E-Bike tourer so the handlebars are quite wide, any closer and my elbows would be gone."

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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] (subject: Near%20miss%20of%20the%20day)  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.

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