More wing-mirror related violence in Cambridgeshire

Cyclist AND Motorist injured in road rage ruckus

by Mark Appleton   October 22, 2010  


Wing-mirrors, it seems, are considered high-value items in the Cambridge area.

Earlier this week we told you about an appalling incident in which a cyclist was kicked unconscious after clipping a car mirror in the city and now another such minor collision has led to violence just a few miles away.

The Cambridge News reports that a road rage incident between a 57-year-old cyclist and a 22-year-old motorist resulted in them both being injured.

The rider, it seems, touched the wing-mirror while riding on Link Road in Sawston, about seven miles south of the city. He was flashed by the driver who wanted him to pull over, but who then “accidentally” collided with the bike's rear wheel. The cyclist subsequently leant his bike against the car “in anger” and the motorist removed it as the parties began arguing.

The row turned physical and both men fell to the ground, the News reports, with the pair each sustaining minor injuries.

The cyclist called the police, accusing the motorist of causing criminal damage. Police say they are unsure what exactly happened and have appealed for witnesses.

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posted by Dog72 [108 posts]
22nd October 2010 - 11:22

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how do you lean a bike in anger?

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posted by awkward [62 posts]
22nd October 2010 - 14:34

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it's a rarely mastered skill

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4178 posts]
22nd October 2010 - 15:32

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Was wondrin' about that myself awkward, but as Cambs police have failed to return my call - again - we can only speculate...

posted by Mark Appleton [554 posts]
22nd October 2010 - 15:33

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Finish Him! double Knockout, RYU wins flawless victory...Round 3! Devil

Stupid -both of them but the driver could have killed the cyclist so he is trouble for attempted mansalughter.
Cyclist got drawn in after not stopping too.

Try joining CTC, hit a wing mirror by accideny-stop-exchange details and sorted.

FFS (pardon my francais)

Picture by witness:

CCTV version:

(Sorry) Cool

I like my bike but it needs a hidden 25cc motor Smile

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posted by Fish_n_Chips [329 posts]
22nd October 2010 - 17:10

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Spur of the moment........if some irate motorist wanted you to stop would you?

Long story but last time I was polite enough to stop for a "discussion" in ended in a broken nose Sad

Still at least the Police response at the time couldn't be faulted and the other party got his just desserts!

posted by BikerBob [115 posts]
22nd October 2010 - 18:06

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posted by gmccsteve [5 posts]
22nd October 2010 - 20:25

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So a cyclist 'touching' a wing mirror has to stop but a car driver that pulls out of a junction and knocks me off my bike doesn't ????

(Yes I reported it to the police - their response was a rather bemused 'but there's no damage is there?')

So if no damage to the wing mirror, why stop?


posted by RuthF28 [96 posts]
22nd October 2010 - 20:44

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yes, that does seem pretty bizarre - I take it that the fact there was "no damage" was more down to luck than judgement?

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4178 posts]
22nd October 2010 - 22:28