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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 joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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