Cyclist attacked by motorist in ‘close pass’ video spoof

Sketch artists Broken Toaster TV have put together a parody of a video uploaded to YouTube by a cyclist hoping to catch a driver who passed him 'too close'

It’s a dangerous parody to make, but the guys at Broken Toaster TV have put together a spoof sketch mimicking a cyclist overreacting to a not-so close pass from a van driver.

Social media shaming has become commonplace in all walks of life, including between cyclists and motorists, with YouTube awash with videos of close passes, not-so close passes and irate drivers.

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In a video uploaded a few weeks ago, we saw a cyclist in Reading chase down a car and goad the driver into a confrontation, leading to the driver tumbling head first into the road.

This parody, staring Ben Adams, Andrew Shire and Andy ‘Twigz’ Ranger, sees the cyclist chasing a van, which passes a good two metres away, down several roads, verbally abuse the driver, chase him some more and threaten him with sending the video to the police.

There’s a surprise at the end, so we won’t spoil it for you.

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The video seems to have been taken in the intended spirit on YouTube, with prolific uploader of cycling close passes Dr Morocho posting: “Classic, you even copied my shutter camera effect.”