Thames Valley Police yesterday arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of GBH with intent and criminal damage in connection with a road rage attack in Oxford on Saturday.
The incident took place on Parks Road after a motorist exiting the University of Oxford’s site there was involved in a near miss with a cyclist.
Police say that the latter then assaulted the driver with his bike lock and also damaged the vehicle.
The victim of the alleged assault had to be treated at the city’s John Radcliffe Hospital for facial injuries.
The man arrested spent yesterday evening in police custody, but officers have repeated an appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about it to come forward.
The investigating officer is PC Matthew Leney, who can be reached on the telephone number 101, or alternatively, information can be relayed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers 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.