Rider suffers fractured shoulder after incident last Wednesday evening

Surrey Police have launched a witness appeal after a cyclist was pushed off his bike by a car passenger  in Redhill last week.

The cyclist, a 49-year-old male, suffered a fractured shoulder in the incident at around 7.30pm on Wednesday 28 September.

He was also left with cuts and bruises on his arm, leg and hip after the passenger leant out of the vehicle, believed to be a Mini, and pushed the bike’s handlebars.

The car was said to have been driven off in the direction of the police station after the incident.

Detective Constable Errol Chetty commented: “We are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident or who may be able to identify the occupants of the car.

“Equally, I would urge the driver or passengers to get in touch themselves and give their side of the story.”

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.