Videos of bad driving hindering cyclists are not new – but this latest one conveys extraordinary impatience.
A Swansea cyclist captured the moment when an impatient driver did everything he could to overtake a bunch of riders in a space little more than 100 metres.
The Ford driver goes wide of the cyclists after restarting from the traffic lights before cutting off their route into the central lane to turn right.
Jason Trueman, the rider who took the video on his Go Pro camera, was on his first ride with Acton Bike Cycling Club and admitted that the group of 100 riders did not feel safe when the driver overtook.
“I was worried,” he said. “They looked a bit shook up. It would only have taken another couple of seconds’ patience to go around.
“He probably thought he must have been able to get enough space to go around. I know it’s difficult with a large group though, and it was awkward.”
Chris first started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2013 on work experience and has since become a regular name in the magazine and on the website. Reporting from races, long interviews with riders from the peloton and riding features drive his love of writing about all things two wheels.
Probably a bit too obsessed with mountains, he was previously found playing and guiding in the Canadian Rockies, and now mostly lives in the Val d’Aran in the Spanish Pyrenees where he’s a ski instructor in the winter and cycling guide in the summer. He almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.
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