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Near Miss of the Day 98: High speed almost-certainly-deliberate close pass of group ride at night

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

Today’s near miss sees a Mitsubishi Shogun driver delivering what must surely have been a deliberately close pass at speed.

The incident happened on Thursday February 1 at about 7.30pm on Norton Lane near Wythall in Worcestershire.

Malcolm, who provided the footage, said it wasn’t even the first time the group had been targeted by the driver.

“This clown has close passed our Thursday night group in the same manner two weeks running. The second time I got it on camera, but can't make the plate out from the footage.

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] (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).

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