Dramatic footage of a tractor almost knocking a cyclist off their bike!

An incident between a tractor and a cyclist is causing a stir online, with the cycling community unimpressed with this tractor driver’s behaviour.

Featured on the Facebook page Stayin’ Alive at 1.5, which promotes safety among road users by asking drivers to give cyclists a 1.5m gap, the video shows the tractor overtaking a cyclist, but cutting in sharply onto the cyclist when it meets an oncoming car.

Another example of the type of dangerous overtaking that many bicycle riders experience.
This clip was sent in to us by Paul Knightly.
“If I hadn’t braked, It would have been a different story, I’m actually getting hit by the foliage on the ditch to avoid a collision, the rear wheel locked up and skidded on the mud, I was that far in.”

Posted by Stayin’ Alive at 1.5 on Sunday, August 14, 2016

Cyclist Paul Knightly, who sent to clip to Stayin’ Alive at 1.5, said: “If I hadn’t braked, It would have been a different story, I’m actually getting hit by the foliage on the ditch to avoid a collision, the rear wheel locked up and skidded on the mud, I was that far in.”

Part of the numberplate is visible in the video and the online cycling community has called for the rider to report the tractor driver to the Gardai.

The Facebook campaign is looking for the adoption of a law that requires motorists to give cyclists 1.5m clearance when passing.