London cyclist records near-misses with lorries (video)

A London commuter had posted a video of near-miss incidents with lorries on his daily rides to highlight dangers to cyclists

Cycling commuter Dr Carl Myhill has attempted to highlight some of the dangers facing cyclists from lorries in London by posting a video to Youtube of several near misses on his 14 mile commute to and from work.

The moments where Myhill meets what he describes as 'crazy lorries' were recorded on October 22 and 23 of this year at Putney Bridge, New Kings Road and Embankment, according to the video captions.

Possibly the most unnerving of all the incidents shown is a haulage lorry attempting to turn right where specifically forbade and while a red light is showing too, which Myhill described as "a particularly scary one” to London24 (opens in new tab).

He said that he had been prompted to start recording his journeys to work after recent cyclist deaths in London, while several incidents on his own commute to Fleet Street also encouraged the use of a head-cam.

London's fight to secure better cycle facilities is ongoing, with proposals for new east-west and north-south 'cross-rail' style Cycle Superhighways still in the consultation phase. (opens in new tab)

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).