SHOCKING footage captures the moment a driver dangerously overtakes a cyclist.

Thames Valley Police shared a video taken by the cyclist as they were pedalling on the road. 

The video shows a black Bentley rushing past the cyclist in the opposite lane to overtake them. 

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An oncoming car then has to dramatically swerve into the grassy verge to dodge the overtaking car. 

Police said: "This driver had to attend a Driver Education Course for not overtaking this cyclist safely.

"When travelling up to 30mph please leave cyclists at least 1.5m of space, if travelling faster then plea."