Moment a cyclist has a near miss with a train in the Netherlands

This is the heart-stopping moment a reckless cyclist narrowly avoided being hit by a train when he rushed through a level crossing.

The clip, filmed in the Netherlands, captured the cyclist as he waited on the right hand side a track.

A small freight train then passed in front of him – briefly obscuring his view of a bright yellow passenger train approaching on the opposite side.

But as soon as the initial train had cleared the track, the cyclist began his crossing – even though the double decker train was now in full view.

He crossed the first track effortlessly, but reached the second as the yellow train was just yards from his position.