Surrey Police say they have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder after an incident last in which a car was deliberately driven at a cyclist.
The 25-year-old man was being held in police custody while inquiries continued, according to a statement issued by the force on Wednesday.
The incident took place near Thickthorne Lane, Staines-upon-Thames at around 2.30pm on Thursday 24 July, and led to police making house to house inquiries as they sought to track down the driver of the Jeep Cherokee involved.
At the time, police said that the motorist chased the rider down an alleyway before driving the vehicle straight at him, striking him then reversing over him before driving away at high speed.
The cyclist, a local man aged in his twenties, suffered only minor injuries to his arms, shoulder and torso, for which he was treated at Chertsey’s St Peter’s Hospital.
In an initial appeal, Detective Constable Jack Yearwood said: "This is clearly a very concerning incident where a young cyclist has been the victim of a shocking and violent attack.
"Fortunately the victim suffered only minor injuries as a result of the incident but he is understandably very shaken by what happened and this attack could easily have resulted in a tragic outcome.”
Police would still like to hear from anyone who saw the incident or has further information but has not yet come forward, and can be contacted on 101, quoting reference 45140061919.
Alternatively, people can contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.