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Near Miss of the Day 330: Cyclist on CS7 locks up when driver turns across his path

Video contains strong language

Today’s near miss took place on London’s Cycle Superhighway 7 in July when a driver travelling in the opposite direction turned just after one cyclist and right in front of another.

Toby, who sent us the video, said the incident occurred northbound on the A3 at the junction with Union Rd, between Clapham North and Stockwell.

“I put the anchors on fairly aggressively and locked the rear up, so apologies for the swearing,” he added.

Toby was commuting at the time, “on my trusty 15 year old Orbea, which batters every day through rain, sleet, snow, and almost BMWs.”

He says his journey’s only about seven miles or so from Tooting to St Paul’s, but near misses are fairly regular – “Perhaps every other week. They tend to be more of the close pass/squeeze against the kerb/changing-lanes-without-looking type of near miss rather than the blatant pull across like this one.”

> Near Miss of the Day turns 100 - Why do we do the feature and what have we learnt from it?

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] 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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