A London man who was filmed delivering a foul-mouthed tirade at a cyclist and threatened to run him over has been convicted of assault and public order offences.
Scott Leaver was sentenced to a three-month curfew from 8am-8pm in May at Lavender Hill Magistrates’ Court as a result of the incident, which happened close to East Putney Underground Station in August 2016.
He was also ordered to pay £85 in costs and was sentenced to a community order after pleading guilty to the charges.
The cyclist, called Mike, uploaded footage of the incident to YouTube last week.
He was preparing to overtake a bus that had pulled into a stop when he realised that Leaver was about to overtake, too.
He moved to the left, but when he rode by Leaver’s vehicle moments later was subjected to a torrent of abuse, with Leaver getting out of his car and threatening to run him over.
“You're in the f*cking way of me,” he told him.
“You see your camera? Stick that up your f*cking arse. Right?
"Don't f*cking mess about with me, c*nt.
“You was in my f*cking way,” he added. “Get in front of me again I'll f*cking run you straight over c*nt."
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.