Like Manchester City's season, I started my bike-cam career in style, but have since delivered little in the way of excitement and entertainment. My commutes to and from work have been a succession of considerate school-run-mums, patient taxis, careful buses and cheery lorry drivers. But, like Adam, today I was cast out of this cycling Eden. Today I tasted the bitter fruit of cycling. The first clip just makes me laugh. It's a distilled brew of road-based incompetence. View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NNNcAOD6IY The second is altogether more sinister. It's not the worst on here by a long shot, but I still think its worth putting up... View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj05pxDkAgM Two points: This shows how Sustrans/local authority money can be pissed up against the wall of cycling ineptitude. The road markings in this clip, part of NCN23, encourage the less-informed cyclist to pass close to the intersections of junctions, making them less likely to be seen by traffic on the minor road and increasing the risk of being caught by anyone creeping out of the junction. Also, the lanes are just too narrow (~80-90cm wide based on an approx measure I did a few months ago in a fit of huff). This is a great example of how vehicle/cycle segregation, when its done badly, increases the risk to cyclists. It encourages the less enlightened driver to consider the cycle lane as the same as any other lane, in that it completely contains and provides sufficient space for any bicycles in it. "As long my motor doesn't cross into the lane, then everything is cool, right?" Nope. I normally make sure I'm primary or close to at these junctions, but today I'd just pulled out from work and was having clipping-in issues, hence the slow speed, secondary position and general wobbliness. All the more reason for any passing vehicle to take care you might think? Nope. There is absolutely no need for the taxi to pass this close. No reason. He can see that the road ahead is clear and could have passed wider without any effort or delay. The charitable view is that he's simply ignorant, and interprets the cycle lane in the way I've described above. The view I'm leaning towards is that he deliberately 'buzzed' me. My guess is that he was annoyed that I was not sufficiently in the marked lane, even though normally I'd be a good foot or more further out. In this case he is completely justified in risking my life to make his point.