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Motorist caught on camera delivering torrent of abuse after roundabout incident

Sometimes helmetcam riders get talking to drivers who’ve done stupid things and the conversation goes no further than a simple apology, albeit often followed by “mate, I didn’t see you”. But sometimes, despite being clearly in the wrong, a driver will go right off the deep end anyway, like the chap here who we’re going to call Mr Penis Head, since he says that’s his name.

It’s one of the few repeatable things he does say and you’ll want to turn down the volume if your workmates have tender ears.

In the video, the rider who goes by the YouTube handle Urbane is crossing a roundabout at what appears to be the end of Harbourne Gardens in Southampton.

As the rider approaches the first exit from the roundabout, Mr Penis Head, driving a Jaguar with stickers and logos enters the roundabout. The rider sounds his horn and after the driver stops and reverses into the roundabout a full and frank exchange of views follows, with Mr Penis Head delivering most of the frankness.

In his comments on YouTube, Urbane says: “I thought I was pretty diplomatic, considering the circumstances” and we tend to agree. Here’s how it went down in his own words:

Parental Advisory... Excessive swearing, aggressive behavior and stupid driving.

This rabid loon is called, by his own admission, Penishead Cockfacedcunt ;-0 although it said Mark on his sticker.

He is probably an inspirational figurehead and a fine representative for PowerSlideRides (logos and his name conveniently plastered all over his XJS), but I fear he may have had a tad too much high octane go-go juice in his veins, when he nearly ran me over this morning. Perhaps he had been drinking diesel instead of petrol that morning.

I hit my horn, as a warning, before the car is even on the roundabout, and (despite what he says) you can see that I am easily half way across before the car rips past, narrowly missing me on my bike.

He screeched to a halt and reversed round the roundabout (!) to confront me for having the temerity to honk my horn at him. But he soon scuttled back into his vehicle when I was not intimidated by his shiny piston shaped head and aggressive swearing.

I thought I was pretty diplomatic, considering the circumstances, if he had just said sorry everything would have been quickly forgotten. But now, I'm going to let the viewers decide...

Who do you think is being aggressive?  3

While Mr Penis Head doesn't manage the sheer delivery speed and quantity of expletives of the previous holder of the title of Britain's Sweariest Driver, we think he makes up for it with a wider range of creative abuse. Coincidentally, or perhaps not if you believe that the car you drive says something about your personality - both of the potty mouthed protaganists drive Jags.

We should point out that although the car in this video clearly displays the name, phone numbers and website of a business that doesn't necessarily mean that the driver is associated with those phone numbers - and as the business in question has so far proved uncontactable the true identity of the driver cannot be verified - except that he goes by the name of Penis Head. 

Our official grumpy Northerner, John has been riding bikes for over 30 years since discovering as an uncoordinated teen that a sport could be fun if it didn't require you to catch a ball or get in the way of a hulking prop forward.

Road touring was followed by mountain biking and a career racing in the mud that was as brief as it was unsuccessful.

Somewhere along the line came the discovery that he could string a few words together, followed by the even more remarkable discovery that people were mug enough to pay for this rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work. He's pretty certain he's worked for even more bike publications than Mat Brett.

The inevitable 30-something MAMIL transition saw him shift to skinny tyres and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.

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bikebot [1919 posts] 2 years ago
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Should this go to court, I think the most appropriate punishment would be that he be required to permanently change his name by deed poll to that given in the video.

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mlimburn [28 posts] 2 years ago
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Strange almost the exact same think happened to me this morning. It seems some drivers look at a cyclist on a roundabout and doesn't give 2 hoots to them or their safety!

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Angelfishsolo [132 posts] 2 years ago
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I just love the way Penis Head gets back in the car as soon as he realises the cyclist is not scared of him. Typical coward.

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jmaccelari [241 posts] 2 years ago
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I get this quite often. Mostly, the drivers stare straight ahead, pretending not to have seen me, so as to provide an explanation as to why they did not bother to slow down. When one did stop, she told me to 'Shutup!' and drove off...

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hanuman [13 posts] 2 years ago
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Would it be this Mark by any chance?

http://www.marksdreamshack.com/

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David Portland [83 posts] 2 years ago
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I reckon if you're going to start having a go at folk like that, you probably want to not have a URL in massive letters down the side of your car that leads to a name and address in about four clicks. Just saying.

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JackBuxton [35 posts] 2 years ago
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You have a horn on your bike?

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shearer27 [23 posts] 2 years ago
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bikebot [1919 posts] 2 years ago
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JackBuxton wrote:

You have a horn on your bike?

"Airzound"

Also one of the few Youtube videos where it is used correctly, to warn a driver of the riders presence before an incident, rather than to rebuke afterwards.

I have one as well when I'm riding to commute, and have it precisely for roundabouts and certain junctions where you sometimes have to be heard if you haven't been seen.

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jorysmith [62 posts] 2 years ago
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wow his mobile number is on his site

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themartincox [499 posts] 2 years ago
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With a car like that, he must be endowed like a frickin donkey!

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David Portland [83 posts] 2 years ago
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I don't think that's how you spell "gerbil".

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trekker [1 post] 2 years ago
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What a nice fella. He has a bit of a reputation does Mark judging by various forums that his name appears on (not all of which are positive towards him). Amusingly one of his own posts say he is "uncommunicative". Apparently it should have said "f*****g uncommunicative".

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dreamlx10 [156 posts] 2 years ago
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anarchy [100 posts] 2 years ago
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jorysmith wrote:

wow his mobile number is on his site

so it is! 07788 293198 Wonder if he's turned it off yet? I haven't rung it, and I wouldn't recommend that you spam it starting at 4am

Cyclist had right of way, and entirely appropriate to sound your horn to warn other road users of your presence, with car drivers like that about. If the bike had been about a second earlier, he'd have been hit by Mr CockHead, who clearly didn't look/care

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cyclingDMlondon [488 posts] 2 years ago
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I think my response to 'What's your problem, mate?' would have been, 'Is this a trick question..?'

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Das [242 posts] 2 years ago
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Its amazing how some people even consider trying to defend whats clearly indefensible. Hes approached that RA with no consideration for what may be on it or approaching it, yet he trys to defend his driving...... Hopefully one day he wraps himself and his car around a tree somewhere remote.

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andybwhite [250 posts] 2 years ago
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His 'business' seems to have some influential supporters - I'm sure they'll be very supportive when they see the vid  21

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Yennings [237 posts] 2 years ago
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Increasingly, drivers like this make me want to keep a bidon filled with stale, week-old p!ss attached to my bike for emergency purposes...

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Yorkshie Whippet [530 posts] 2 years ago
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He's a business man?

STOP PRESS, LIMITED OFFER, A TWO THOUSAND POUND REDUCTION ON THE FULL PRICE OF £6995, these are now available for a limited period at the price of £5995

6-2=5
5+2=6

 102 Nope still missing something!  7

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Yennings [237 posts] 2 years ago
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... Although I just read his site in more detail and see that his company specialises in building off-road buggies for the disabled. How can someone doing such a 'good' job also be so angry?!

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sunnythemurray [8 posts] 2 years ago
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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamshack-Custom-Sandrails/393242444127398

This is his facebook page, yet to look for twitter.
Idiot driving, especially in a car with company stickers.

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andybwhite [250 posts] 2 years ago
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His facebook page for his Princes Trust supported 'charity' is down - very wise in the circumstances, he wouldn't want them to get wind of what sort of a moron they are working with.

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darrenleroy [212 posts] 2 years ago
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Just wrote a comment on his FB page shaming him for his behaviour. I suggest others do the same.

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srchar [191 posts] 2 years ago
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sunnythemurray wrote:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamshack-Custom-Sandrails/393242444127398

This is his facebook page, yet to look for twitter.
Idiot driving, especially in a car with company stickers.

Here it is https://twitter.com/MarkDreamshack

Recognise this? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=892725570744442&set=a.3574501109...

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OldRidgeback [2620 posts] 2 years ago
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The driver committed at least two offences, cutting in front of another road user on a roundabout when he was supposed to give way to the rider already on the roundabout and reversing back over the roundabout and potentially into oncoming traffic. I'm not sure how many penalty points on the driver's licence the offences would equate to, but I'm guessing at six with three for each of those two offences. Perhaps Stumpy could advise on that. From the video it looks as if the car was moving fast over the roundabout too, but I expect there's little chance of judging accurately and determining if the vehicle was breaking the speed limit.

I'm curious what the police will think of the video. Speed is of the essence with supplying it to the cops otherwise they won't take note. This is without taking his aggressive behaviour into account. Perhaps the Cycling Silk could provide some advice.

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Velo_Alex [73 posts] 2 years ago
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Quite shocking behaviour from an angry man with a big car.

It's somewhat interesting that his 'charity' isn't registered with the charities commission, nor do their seem to be any related financial documents available. Can't help but question if the Charity staff and volunteers have undergone the required CRB checks to work with vulnerable youngsters.

I hope that the videographer has passed this along to the police.

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Harry_J [36 posts] 2 years ago
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Hiya,

I've been emailed from someone called Andy with a link to this site and video as my company is linked on the Dreamshack site and I've met Mark a couple of times a few years ago.

I tried to reply to the email but it was a false address so i'd just like to post my reply to it here.....

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Hi Andy,

Thanks for the heads up on this, I've looked at the video and it looks pretty damming however i don't recognise the driver.
I've not seen Mark in about 3 years but I don't think that's him in the video - I could be wrong as you never get a proper view of him.

Not great driving or reaction in my view from the driver whoever it is.
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As per my reply i'm not 100% sure it is the guy from Dreamshack so whilst it's a bad encounter and the driver is clearly in the wrong it might be worth double checking the true identity of the driver. It would be silly of someone to behave like that with their name all over the car which to me suggests it may not be the owner himself driving?

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K Stand Ken [59 posts] 2 years ago
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OldRidgeback wrote:

I'm curious what the police will think of the video.

I'll wager they won't do a damn thing, citing lack of independent witnesses, blah, blah.
But in getting away with this, as he almost certainly will, the next cyclist who even gets near to being in his way (which he has obviously bought and paid for) may suffer a far more tragic consequence.
How many times do I have to say there should be a "Cyclists Vigilante Force" set up to extract vengeance on such as this excuse for a human being.

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andyp [1448 posts] 2 years ago
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' I could be wrong as you never get a proper view of him.'

hmm. And yet the still at the top of this article has managed exactly that.

It's the old Chris Huhne defence...

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