Video: Overtaking cyclist almost sends another rider under a lorry

Shocking incident happened on Cycle Superhighway in London

A London cyclist has today posted a shocking video to YouTube showing the moment a rider overtaking a man riding a Santander Cycles hire bike clipped the other cyclist's shoulder, almost sending him into the path of a lorry.

Uploaded with the title "Cyclist MGIF" - the acronym stands for "Must Get In Front" - the video shows one of the most frightening near-misses we've ever seen, and serves as a sobering reminder of why you should allow fellow cyclists space when overtaking.

The incident happened beneath Grosvenor Bridge - also known as the Victoria Railway Bridge - on the north bank of the Thames, on Cycle Superhighway 8 which runs from Wandsworth to Westminster.

 

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.

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