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Near Miss of the Day 31: Delivery moped rider in left-hook

Our regular feature highlighting close passes caught on camera from around the country – today it’s Camden

Our Near Miss of the Day feature has taken a bit of a break recently, but we're back with one that will be increasingly familiar to anyone who rides a bike in a busy city.

The rise of the gig economy and in particular food delivery services has seen huge growth in the number of mopeds out on the road, often with inexperienced riders who, moreover, are under time pressure to get the job done and move onto the next one.

It was filmed last week by Camden Road station in North London by reader Emma Robinson, with the rider almost left-hooking her as he rode past then immediately turned across her.

She told us: "Today was particularly bad for road users being thoughtless idiots but here's the most piss-taking one of the day I thought."

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.

Simon joined 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.

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