1. Undertaking a van at the approach to a left turn
2. Bin lorry turning just ahead
3. Looking behind to shout at the driver rather than paying attention to the road in front
4. Oversized box strapped to the back of his bike
He could have ended up under the wheels of the lorry or maybe head first with the rubbish. Dude need to calm down and pay attention to the world around.
This one has been doing the rounds on Facebook with the usual 600 comments from various sections of society.
The cyclist is a bit of an 'entitlist' (think I just made that word up).... why is it not considered assault with a deadly weapon?..
I watched the longer video as well as my first thought was I'd never be in that position in the first place.
The overtake looked fine and I have no idea why the cyclist decided to undertake straight afterwards.
I watched it again.
The missing information is how early/late the bin lorry indicated which would dictate our van driver's actions.
However, the cyclist should have been looking at the the bin lorry up ahead and easing up seeing the impending turn. Instead they appear to have continued at the same speed and went up the inside of the van. The overtake wasn't perfect but I'd have accepted it and thought nothing of it.
No need to slam on brakes in my opinion, I'd have been eyes fixed on the lorry and judging my speed based on that. If you know the lorry is turning then you know the van is almost certainly going to slow down.
I know it sounds easier in hindsight but I just don't have incidents like this in spite of regualar dubious overtakes.
Not pressing charges:http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/lat ... deo-153013