I have just been hit by an M&S (contractors)lorry ...riding in primary position (about 3 feet off the curb) up a hill I hear the engine rev behind me, I see a car coming in the oposite direction, but he comes around anyway, as he does he cuts me up and rams me into the curb knocking me off with the side of the container bit! He clearly had no chance of getting round but still tried. I am ok ...'shaken..not stirred' is the phrase I would use. the bike is ok...but all the gears are out of sync now and I'll need a service on it. I waved my fist at him and he saw me in his mirrors and stopped about 100metres up the road and walked back to me. I gave him a piece of my mind to be honest, he was very apologetic and said...'I had no choice, there was a car coming and i would have hit it'. I told him I couldnt give a shoot ..he should never have gone around if it wasnt safe. I had a hi vis vest on and a white helmet...everybody else on the road managed to see me. I did manage to get his number and write it down. On my way back (ride now aborted) I went into the local nick and reported the incident. The police were extremely sympathetic and said it was clearly his fault(from what i had said) and that they get this all the time around here as the standard of driving is appalling in many cases. I have a police number and the matter is being reffered to the relevant officer. When they did the reg check the lorry wasnt registered to M&s although it clearly had their logo emblazened all over the rear of the lorry...(the last letter on the plate had been modified with electricians tape or similar) & the police were VERY interested in that. Anyway, I know there is nothing that can be done, and anyway I was not hurt physically and apart from the gear thing the bike seems ok. But i feel better for having reported him, maybe if he gets a gentle 'word of advice' from the police he will think again next time he decides a cyclists life isnt worth 20 seconds of his.