A London cyclist who decided to hang back rather than go up the inside of a tipper truck at a junction near the Surrey Quays shopping centre was told by another rider: "If you're scared you shouldn't be on the f*cking road."
Footage of the incident was posted online last Thursday bu YouTube user CBL, who had been waiting behind the lorry at the start of a gyratory at the junction of Evelyn Street, Bestwood Street and Lower Road.
Another cyclist said to him, "come on mate!" to which CBL replied: "I'm not going down the side of that, mate. You want me to die?"
Shortly afterwards, the other rider says to him as he overtakes: "If you're scared you shouldn't be on the f*cking road"
CBL replied: You think I'm scared? That's how other people have died," the other rider giving him a 'wanker' sign in response as he rode off.
"I'm a wanker because I don't want to die down the side of a truck?" CBL shouted after him.
He caught up with the other cyclist at a set of traffic lights just past Bermondsey Station on Jamaica Road, around a mile from where the original exchange took place.
"Can you do me one favour, mate?" he asked, as other cyclists watched.
"Just say to the camera, 'You're a scared wanker if you don't ride down the side of a tipper truck' - because I'll show this to the friends and family of the people who have been killed by them, yeah?"
As the lights changed, he added: "Just have a little patience in your life. It's okay if you want to do it, but if I don't, shut your f*cking mouth."
Posting the video to Youtube, CBL said: "Please excuse me, I'm not at my most articulate so early in the morning.
"I don't feel like squeezing down the side of a tipper truck which is turning left to get around road works. This guy calls me a wanker and tells me I shouldn't be on the road."
He added: "I wonder how the friends and families of people killed by these hulking trucks feel about this guy's opinion?"
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