Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Hatred of cyclists

Is cyclophobia on the increase? It's starting to look that way.

A cyclist is in hospital after a passenger in a passing vehicle is believed to have leaned out and deliberately pushed him off his bike.

Dyfed-Powys Police are appealing for witnesses to the alleged attack at Hundred House, near Llandrindod Wells, on Saturday at about 1545 BST.

It is believed the man was taking part in a time trial on the A481 when he received a broken hip and collar bone.


A CYCLIST has described the terrifying moment a motorist drove deliberately into him.

The 47-year-old man from Shoebury, who did not want to be named, was injured after the car hit him as he rode across the junction of Burges Road and Thorpe Hall Avenue, in Thorpe Bay.

He was cycling home from work at about 3.30pm, and said the driver had shouted at him prior to knocking him off his bike when they passed Thorpe Greenways infant and junior schools.

The driver had been following behind him as far as the junction of Burges Road and Thorpe Hall Avenue, where the driver caught the man’s bike with his car.

The cyclist added: “He turned in the road and just came straight at me. He was shouting and screaming at me – he was really going ballistic.

“That is the trouble with being on a bike – it is probably once a week someone gets too close, talking on a phone or not taking notice.”

Only once a week? I’m moving to Shoebury, which is plainly the safest place in Britain to cycle!