The latest video in our Near Miss of the Day series shows the moment a motorist whose car was towing a trailer cut in on two cyclists in South Yorkshire in what they believe was a deliberate act.
It was filmed in September in Moss near Doncaster by road.cc reader Steve, who told us: “There were two of us, yes side by side but on a quiet road. Just as we were getting into the village the cyclist (Chris) on my outside had to swerve and cut in front of me to avoid being hit by the passing car and trailer.
“There was absolutely nothing on the other side of the road as he approached us and nothing after he passed. So the cut in was totally deliberate in our eyes.
“Unfortunately Chris’s leg obscures the cars reg and as you can see there is no reg on the trailer. So I could not report this to the police for further action.
“I was really concerned as it was my first ride after dislocating my shoulder, so the last thing I needed was to be run off the road and crash. Luckily we had enough skill and awareness to avoid that outcome,” he added.
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.