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Near Miss of the Day 109: Double trouble for one Sussex cyclist

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

A double dose today with one rider suffering two contrasting close passes in Sussex on Sunday – one quick and rural, the other slower and urban.

Both incidents have been reported to police, who are yet to respond.

The first took place on the A2037 Henfield Road and the second on The Old Steine in Brighton.

Video uploader Diado writes: “Thankfully I rarely encounter close passes on my ride, at least not really bad ones. Yesterday, however, Sussex graced me with two. The first was at speed and [put the] willies up me, as it were, and the second seemed very, very deliberate, and made me angry to say the least.”

Diado says that in the second instance, the driver pulled alongside and looked across before moving towards him, brake-checking him afterwards for good measure.

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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 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.

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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.

> What to do if you capture a near miss or close pass (or worse) on camera while cycling

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