A PASSING pensioner was a bit too close to comfort for top cyclists on Friday when he crossed the road on a mobility scooter just moments before a high speed race passed.

Stage three of the Women's Tour of Britain was travelling through parts of Tendring to finish in Clacton.

But as the top riders came to a tight bend near the Three Jays pub in Jaywick there was more than just the corner to navigate.

A pensioner on a mobility scooter watched as the lead cyclist zoomed past, but decided to try and get across the road before the pack of riders following.

There were just seconds to spare.

Sam Wilkinson, aged 12, from Jaywick Lane caught the tight squeeze on his phone.