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Incident happened outside University of Liverpool halls of residence in Mossley Hill

Footage has emerged online of a bus driver in Liverpool wrestling with a cyclist and putting him in a headlock.

 

The video, posted to YouTube, was filmed from a window in the University of Liverpool’s Carnatic Halls complex in the Mossley Hill area of the city.

The footage was reportedly originally posted to YouTube in February, but received attention this week after being posted to student website The Tab.

The driver of the number 699 Arriva bus can be heard to ask the cyclist, “do you want me to let go?” several times.

Struggling to get free after the driver put him in a headlock, the cyclist shouts, “Let go, I said let go,” to which the reply comes, “Are you going to pack it in?”

The pair then get to their feet, with the driver getting back in his bus and the cyclist retrieving his bike before pedalling off.

According to the Mirror, a spokesman for Arriva has said that the company’s depot is aware of the incident, and that the driver claimed the cyclist had thrown his bike at the vehicle.

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.

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tritecommentbot [2268 posts] 9 months ago
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Society eh.

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StraelGuy [1110 posts] 9 months ago
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"Calm down! Calm down!"

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STiG911 [285 posts] 9 months ago
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Lol when the driver falls onto his own step.

 

Anyway - The Fuck?

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Rapha Nadal [713 posts] 9 months ago
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Why not just re-name this site to roadbikemisery.cc?

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Simon E [3180 posts] 9 months ago
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What sort of aggressive animal do you have to be to stop a bus (presumably with passengers on board), get out and wrestle a member of the public to the ground?

Regardless of provocation, I suspect that he is not someone that should be allowed to drive a bus.

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tritecommentbot [2268 posts] 9 months ago
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Rapha Nadal wrote:

Why not just re-name this site to roadbikemisery.cc?

Comment of the entire history of road.cc

This place really does attract misery. Astounding levels of it. 

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Gourmet Shot [175 posts] 9 months ago
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lols.....cue Benny Hill music

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CygnusX1 [702 posts] 9 months ago
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Do they not teach how to focus a camera on the media studies course?

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Grahamd [827 posts] 9 months ago
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CygnusX1 wrote:

Do they not teach how to focus a camera on the media studies course?

What? Do you have to go on a course to drive a bus?

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bstock [24 posts] 9 months ago
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Simon E wrote:

What sort of aggressive animal do you have to be to stop a bus (presumably with passengers on board), get out and wrestle a member of the public to the ground?

Regardless of provocation, I suspect that he is not someone that should be allowed to drive a bus.

 

I think about 90% of bus drivers shouldn't be allowed to drive a bus. They are the worst drivers out there... professionals my arse.

 

Arriva's response seems par for the course for bus companies too. They might as well say he was asking for it.

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paradyzer [18 posts] 9 months ago
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bstock wrote:
Simon E wrote:

What sort of aggressive animal do you have to be to stop a bus (presumably with passengers on board), get out and wrestle a member of the public to the ground?

Regardless of provocation, I suspect that he is not someone that should be allowed to drive a bus.

 

I think about 90% of bus drivers shouldn't be allowed to drive a bus. They are the worst drivers out there... professionals my arse.

 

Arriva's response seems par for the course for bus companies too. They might as well say he was asking for it.

 

Erm, taxi drivers? 

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Daveyraveygravey [555 posts] 9 months ago
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paradyzer wrote:
bstock wrote:
Simon E wrote:

What sort of aggressive animal do you have to be to stop a bus (presumably with passengers on board), get out and wrestle a member of the public to the ground?

Regardless of provocation, I suspect that he is not someone that should be allowed to drive a bus.

 

I think about 90% of bus drivers shouldn't be allowed to drive a bus. They are the worst drivers out there... professionals my arse.

 

Arriva's response seems par for the course for bus companies too. They might as well say he was asking for it.

 

Erm, taxi drivers? 

Yeah, taxi drivers are derfinitely the worst.  At least a bus is bigger and wider and they have less room.  The number of times taxis pass me too close is massively higher than buses

 

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paradyzer [18 posts] 9 months ago
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Daveyraveygravey wrote:
paradyzer wrote:
bstock wrote:
Simon E wrote:

What sort of aggressive animal do you have to be to stop a bus (presumably with passengers on board), get out and wrestle a member of the public to the ground?

Regardless of provocation, I suspect that he is not someone that should be allowed to drive a bus.

 

I think about 90% of bus drivers shouldn't be allowed to drive a bus. They are the worst drivers out there... professionals my arse.

 

Arriva's response seems par for the course for bus companies too. They might as well say he was asking for it.

 

Erm, taxi drivers? 

Yeah, taxi drivers are derfinitely the worst.  At least a bus is bigger and wider and they have less room.  The number of times taxis pass me too close is massively higher than buses

 

 

 

Absolutely agreed, and also they have to deal with a lot more people which is not an easy thing. Also, they tend to be less verbally abusive towards cyclists, although I have an experience of it happening by a supposed bus driver claiming to be a Pinarello rider, who had to emphasize that his bike was better than mine  4 the guy should have joined a theatre to have the violins in his background for dramatic effect....

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bstock [24 posts] 9 months ago
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paradyzer wrote:
bstock wrote:
Simon E wrote:

What sort of aggressive animal do you have to be to stop a bus (presumably with passengers on board), get out and wrestle a member of the public to the ground?

Regardless of provocation, I suspect that he is not someone that should be allowed to drive a bus.

 

I think about 90% of bus drivers shouldn't be allowed to drive a bus. They are the worst drivers out there... professionals my arse.

 

Arriva's response seems par for the course for bus companies too. They might as well say he was asking for it.

 

Erm, taxi drivers? 

 

Not in my experience. Had far worse passes, aggression and plain dangerous situations from buses than taxis over the years. Anecdotal but hey ho.

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Bob Wheeler CX [104 posts] 9 months ago
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what on earth is happening in this clip - looks like some sort of pissed up homo

of course, if he tried it on a younger cyclist who managed to overpower him, the rider would be in the dock by now

i literally got off the road the other night and just cycled along the pavement when a massive double decker came towards me on a narrow road with cars parked, fuck that

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tritecommentbot [2268 posts] 9 months ago
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Bob Wheeler CX wrote:

what on earth is happening in this clip - looks like some sort of pissed up homo

of course, if he tried it on a younger cyclist who managed to overpower him, the rider would be in the dock by now

i literally got off the road the other night and just cycled along the pavement when a massive double decker came towards me on a narrow road with cars parked, fuck that

 

'Pissed up homo'.

Society called, it wants you to get in touch.

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HowardR [142 posts] 9 months ago
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'Pissed up homo' = Drinking Man =  Homo Methunitus? = Homo Bachus? Homo Pisso?

Is there a Clasics professor in the house???

Homo Stellaius.......

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brooksby [2812 posts] 9 months ago
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HowardR wrote:

'Pissed up homo' = Drinking Man =  Homo Methunitus? = Homo Bachus? Homo Pisso?

Is there a Clasics professor in the house???

Homo Stellaius.......

Homo Inebriatus?