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Knocked off bike
8:50pm Tuesday 27th August 2013 in Letters
I WOULD like to thank the driver who asked whether I was all right after I was almost knocked off my bicycle by another car towing a small horsebox at 4.40pm on Sunday.
I was coming into Upton from Holly Green and as I approached the river Severn bridge the car overtook me, crossing a solid white line.
It cut in sharply in front of me to avoid a vehicle coming over the bridge.
It was so near me that I was forced into the gutter with my wheels against the kerb, I couldn’t pedal and had to steady myself by running my foot along the pavement.
The horsebox brushed against my jacket as it passed. Although I was not physically injured I was badly shaken by the incident – later my friends in Upton said how ashen I looked with shock.
I would urge all motorists, especially those who are towing, to have consideration for cyclists and not overtake them unless they can see the road ahead is clear.
Horse riders rightly expect motorists to give them a wide berth.
Surely when they are driving they should show the same consideration for cyclists.
DAVID FORGAN Upton
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