Video: BMW driver caught on film trying to push cyclist from bike

Incident took place in Horfiield area of Bristol, police being informed

A man driving a BMW car in Bristol has been caught on camera trying to push a cyclist from his bike, with the rider posting the helmet camera footage to the Bristol Cyclists page on Facebook as well as to YouTube.

The video shows the cyclist, Dave Edmonds, riding along Wordsworth Road in the Horfield area of the city, as the BMW approaches from the opposite direction, with the vehicle appearing to slow slightly as the driver moves across the road.

Then the footage shows the motorist leaning out of the window and stretching his arm out towards the rider to give him a shove, although he didn't manage to push him off his bike.

In his Facebook post, Mr Edmonds wrrote: "Another video of outrageous behaviour as the driver of MX64 JWU (White BMW 520 D) swerves across the road and leans out of the car window and gives me a shove to try and knock me off. Car has no tax either according to the DVLA. "

He said that he would report the incident to Avon & Somerset Police and added, "nice mugshot, though."

 

 

 

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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