Always horrible to hear news of an accident like this, or any accident in fact.
I really don't understand the attitude of a lot of lorry drivers towards cyclists. My experience this morning is a prime example (see below).
RIP. Very sad.
I saw an articluated JCB mover turning left this morning at the lights.
Lady cyclist also taking corner. I'm thinking
She faultered and put a foot down.
I started to shout.
The lorry driver realised.
Slammed on brakes and hooted.
I wonder if that was the same JCB mover that came close to taking me out on the roundabout at the top of old kent rd this morning?
I was quite a distance ahead of him on the roundabout, coming towards the left turn up to Borough. Knowing he was there I had moved to the middle of the lane as a deterent to him trying to get past... unfortunately its two lanes wide leading into the turn and he was an aggressive idiot.
He basically put his foot down and tried to get past me as we approached the (quite tight) corner. I pulled over and slowed to let him go past, watching as he stretched the trailer over the entire width of the corner. Had I not take aversive action I would have been at the apex of the corner as this occured and then very quickly under a rear wheel. Even now, i'm still questioning why someone would do something so needless and dangerous?