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Friday 19 April 2013

Video of a Cyclist with a Death Wish in Derby City Centre at night.

I used to be a very keen cyclist until a stupid taxi driver knocked me off my bike 20 odd years ago, So I fully understand what its like to be on a bike on roads full of inconsiderate car drivers. BUT it absolutely amazes me the kind of risky situations that cyclists put them selves in such as the one in my video.
While recording for one of my "Derby streets by car" series of videos I captured this stupid idiot while I was turning right at a roundabout in the city centre of Derby.

Why on Earth would you ride onto a traffic island when there is a car coming towards you?
Forcing me to slam the brakes on. What if I had hit him ?

He does not have any lights on the bike and does not even look to the right on entering the roundabout!

At this round-a-bout you turn right from Corporation Street onto Derwent Street.
The time was 8.22pm on Thursday 18th April 2013. The roads were dry, lighting was good.

Have you had any close shaves with cyclists like this?


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