An Edinburgh taxi driver has reportedly been fined £360 plus costs and had his driving licence endorsed with nine penalty points following an incident last August in which he cut up a cyclist, then appeared to assault him.
Following the trial last week at which the driver is said to have pleaded guilty to careless driving, the cyclist posted footage of the incident - in which strong language was exchanged - to YouTube under the user name Another Edinburgh Cyclist.
Riding along Princes Street in the centre of the Scottish capital at around 4pm on 28 August last year, the cyclist stopped at a red light, with two taxis positioned in the bike box.
After the lights changed, he continued cycling along the road and as the two lanes narrowed into one and he crossed the tram lines, one of the taxi drivers passed him closely, whereupon words were exchanged.
A few minutes later, as the cyclist rode down Regent Road, he encountered the taxi driver again, who was out of his cab and apparently waiting for him, swinging a punch.
The driver, who has not been named, was apparently also charged with assault in connection with the incident, although the Edinburgh Evening News does not report whether he was found guilty on that specific charge.
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.