A London cyclist has shared a video of a close pass that happened on one of the city's Cycle Superhighways - with the vehicle involved operated by Serco, the same company that services the capital's Santander Cycles hire bike fleet.
— Lee Christensen (@wreckeddeco) March 17, 2017
There's been a lot of attention paid to the issue in recent months in the mainstream media thanks to the close pass initiative unveiled last year by West Midlands Police, but we have to say, this is one of the worst we have seen.
We've contacted the cyclist, Lee Christensen, for a comment regarding the incident, which involved a van of the type typically used for transporting prisoners.
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.