Even before we launched our Near Miss of the Day series, we'd feature the odd video of a cyclist being subjected to a close pass by a coach driver - and as this latest submission from Bristol shows, it really is intimidating - and dangerous - for the rider when such a large vehicle overtakes with inches to spare, the gap often narrowing as the driver pulls in.
This one happened to road.cc reader Peter as he commuted home along Coronation Road in the south west city.
He said: "I was cycling eastwards just by the side of the one of the worst shared cycle paths in existence (lots of lamp-posts, great big trees, bumpy-surface from tree roots, hordes of phone-zombies etc).
"I hate that cycle path - it doesn't even cover a significant portion of the road and yet it's enough to get entitled motorists to complain about the entitled cyclists sharing their road.
"As you can see from the video, this was an egregious case of MGIF [Must Get In Front]! Also, the coach driver seemed to be competing with me in the MGIF stakes, so we had a mini competition.
"He overtook me using his large engine and I had to rely on my natural squirrel-like cunning to overtake him at the traffic lights.
"After reaching the roundabout, we went our separate ways (probably just as well)."
Peter added: "I've submitted it to the police for the initial close pass, but they won't have had a chance to look at it yet."
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.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.