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Driver Punches Cyclist After Becoming Enraged With How Group Was Riding

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Driver Punches Cyclist After Becoming Enraged With How Group Was Riding

A cyclist has been punched while riding his bike in the UK by a motorist who was angry with the way they were riding.

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It's perfectly legal for cyclists to ride two abreast on British roads, however this driver was seemingly irritated with them taking up so much space.

A camera attached to the back of one of bikes showed the moment the group overtook a car on a quiet road.

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It was this moment that saw the driver berate the cyclists for seemingly moving around him and he then upped the ante by grabbing onto one of the riders.

The motorist jabbed the cyclist several times before the bike holding the camera stopped in front of the car.

Credit: Ady Short/YouTube
Credit: Ady Short/YouTube

The car seemingly kept going and rammed into the bike, causing the cyclist to fall to the ground and nearly get run over.

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Ady Short was the rider who was attacked and has told Road.cc: "He followed us for about 90 seconds, overtook us and braked hard in front of the group causing us to swerve around him but as we rode around him he took off again within the group causing further issues whilst remonstrating about us not singling out (he wouldn't have got past one person let alone eight through the bendy section).

"He was very angry as you can see but before I could explain he started hitting me, I just suffered a black eye as a result and didn't actually get the chance to say anything before he hit me.

"He also knocked my wife off her bike, the camera was hers and she suffered cuts and bruises but wasn't considered part of the case as the police couldn't actually see her.

"We made the guy wait as the police were called and told him when he tried to drive off that he would end up in more trouble."

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Ady said cyclists are always meant to de-escalate situations and often come under attack from drivers who complain about them legally riding two abreast.

A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police explained that the driver seen in the video attacking the cyclist won't be charged.

They said: "In line with national policy, in cases of common assault with no injury, where the offender is identified and fully admits the offence, then an adult caution is deemed a suitable outcome," the spokesperson said.

"We are committed to providing a high level of service for all victims of crime, and if any victim is dissatisfied with the service they have received then they can make a formal complaint via the Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner."

Featured Image Credit: Ady Short/YouTube

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