Men arrested in connection with incident that left bike rider with grazing last week all from Wiltshire

Police investigating an incident in Oxford in which a cyclist was pushed from his bike by an occupant of a car have arrested four men from Wiltshire.

The incident happened at 7pm on Botley Road near McDonald’s last Tueday 9 April, says Thames Valley Police.

The 32-year-old male victim suffering grazing to his ankle and knee after one of the occupants of a dark-coloured BMW leant out and shoved him off his bike.

The vehicle did not stop and was driven off towards Cumnor Hill.

Following a witness appeal, three men from Swindon, aged 22, 23 and 24, have now been arrested, as has a 23-year-old from Royal Wootton Bassett.

They have been released on police bail until 9 May.

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.