Sara Tsiringakis was knocked off her bike on the way to work, but says she knows it could have been a lot worse.
The media consultant was riding along Totara St towards Blake Park when a car turned left out of Matai St and sent her flying about 7.30am yesterday.
"I saw her coming and she wasn't really slowing down so I started slowing down a little bit. I thought she was going to stop but then she clipped me."
Ms Tsiringakis landed on her hip leaving her with a bruised side, a grazed and swollen elbow and a cracked helmet.
The driver stopped to help her. "The lady who hit me was quite apologetic and I think she was quite shaken," she said.
An ambulance officer checked her over and took her to see a doctor.
Ms Tsiringakis and her partner cycle to work regularly and have had their share of close calls.
The accidents showed just how vigilant drivers needed to be, she said.