Cyclist Rhoda Jones, 4, gives a thumb-up as lorry overtakes her

Four-year-old cyclist gives a lorry driver a big thumbs up and ‘thank you’ after he gave her plenty of space when overtaking

  • Rhoda Jones was on a trailer bike on family holiday in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders
  • Large lorry from D&W Agri took great care when overtaking the little girl
  • Rhoda is seen giving lorry a thumbs up and shouting ‘thank you’ to driver Danny
  • She was visiting Scotland with her parents and two siblings during half term 

A four-year-old cyclist has become an internet hit after she gave a thumbs up to a passing lorry driver who left plenty of room as he passed her.

Little Rhoda Jones was riding a trailer bike behind her father in Jedburgh, in the Scottish Borders, on Sunday – and the footage of her has since gone viral, with more than 800,000 views on Twitter.   

In the video, Rhoda can be seen pedalling furiously as vehicles pass in the opposite direction.

The large timber lorry, driven by Danny from D&W Agri, then overtakes – giving her a wide berth – at which point Rhoda gives the thumbs up and shouts ‘Thank you!’.

Rhoda Jones, four, was riding a trailer bike behind her father in Jedburgh, in the Scottish Borders, on Sunday

The little girl was seen pedalling furiously as vehicles passed in the opposite direction. A large timber lorry, driven by Danny from D&W Agri, then overtakes – giving her a wide berth

Her father, Tom Jones, tweeted: ‘So often we see or share videos of awful driving around cyclists, so this textbook pass from an exceptionally patient & careful HGV driver for D&W Agri coming into Jedburgh deserves sharing, as does Rhoda’s response! They’re not on Twitter but we’ve thanked the haulier directly.’  

Mr Jones and his wife, Katie, from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, have travelled all over Britain with their three children – Rhoda, Thomas Ivor, nine, and Ruth, five.

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They were visiting Scotland during their children’s half term. 

However, it turns out that Rhoda does sometime react quite differently to passing motorists.

Rhoda, from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, gave the lorry a thumbs up and shouted ‘Thank you’ when it passed. She was visiting Scotland during half term with her parents, Tom and Katie, and two siblings

Among those who retweeted the post were the BBC’s Jeremy Vine, himself a cyclist, and a keen chronicler of bike incidents he captures on his dashcam

She occasionally gives a ‘Paddington Bear-type angry stare which would be enough to take some drivers off the road’, her father told Cycling Weekly.

With a trailer bike set-up, a child’s half-bike is connected behind the adult’s one.

Mr Jones had turned on his dashcam that day after witnessing some ‘appalling and aggressive passes’. 

Among those who have retweeted the footage are BBC presenter Jeremy Vine, who is a keen chronicler of road rage incidents on his dashcam, and Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman.

Mr Jones had turned on his dashcam that day after witnessing some ‘appalling and aggressive passes’. He and his family have travelled all over Britain on their bikes

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