Former England rugby star's tweet about close passes sparks frenzied response on social media

Some people aren't happy about Austin Healey wanting to be given enough space on the road

A tweet by a former England rugby player has sparked a frenzied debate on social media about close passes on cyclists.

Austin Healey, who earned 51 caps for England between 1997 and 2003 and is a keen cyclist, tweeted on Sunday about suffering a number of close passes over the course of a ride.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.