Police are searching for a motorist in Bath who punched a cyclist after the latter remonstrated with him about his driving.
The incident took place on at around 4.15pm July 20 between the Neston Country Inn and Neston Primary School near Corsham, reports the Bath Chronicle, after two cyclists say they were cut up by a man driving a red saloon car.
According to a spokesman for Avon & Somerset Constabulary, “an altercation ensued which resulted in the cyclist falling from his bike and then being assaulted by the driver."
The driver is described as a white male, around 6ft 2ins tall, aged between 40 and 50 and well built, with short fair or grey hair. He was wearing a light-blue T-shirt.
The victim, a 52-year-old man from Bath, received cuts and bruises to his face and a swollen ear. Police are asking anyone who saw the incident or who knows who the driver is call Heather Osak in the Crime Management Unit at Melksham police station on 0845 408 7000 extension 728609 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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.