Shocking footage was shot this morning in Stockwell

A video posted to Vimeo today shows an incident in Stockwell, South London during which an Audi driver appears to have rammed a cyclist off the road,

While that part of the incident itself was not captured on camera, shortly beforehand the driver had been throwing objects from his car at the cyclists, who were on Cycle Superhighway 7.

Stunned in Stockwell from Nick Finegold on Vimeo.

He then drives off up the road, and when the rider of the bike the camera is attached to catches up, the motorist has turned left and is reversing back towards the cyclists using the Cycle Superhighway, though he stops short of them.

It does appear though that he hit one cyclist, who is shown picking up his pannier and bike and is gesturing at the driver, while other riders advise him to leave the driver - who shouts "F8ck you" a number of times - alone.

The motorist appears to drive away but instead does a three-point turn and drives aggressively at the cyclist and the other riders who had stopped.

He then reverses up the side road at which point a siren can be heard, with the cyclists applauding, and a uniformed police officer can be seen walking up the road the driver headed up, with the cyclist at the centre of the incident then wheeling his bike in the same direction.

Nick Finegold, who posted the video to Vimeo, told us: "As I arrived the driver was throwing bottles and cans through his window at the cyclist in red, shouting to keep away from his car,

"I had been previously riding with the group and all appeared to be responsible riders.

"The driver was getting more aggressive as the cyclist stood there in disbelief of what was happening.

"At that point he drove off trying to ram the cyclist in red. He drove at speed up the road taking the first left, this point was slightly out of sight for me, but I know at that time it's very very busy with riders on the CS7.

"As I approached the junction where he turned left, a second cyclist was picking his bike from the floor, he states he was completely cut-up, I don't know if he was struck.

"The driver proceeds to make a 3-point turn and mount the pavement using his car as ram towards the cyclists that has stopped to help.

"There was also a mother and children having to take evasive action from the car on the pavement."

He added: "A passing unmarked police car stopped and an officer investigated, at this point you can see the car reversing at great speed to escape, I am not sure whether the police gave chase."

Update (3/8/18):  A second video of the incident has surfaced, shot by one of the cyclists involved in the earlier confrontation at traffic lights.

The driver can also clearly be heard claiming that he is driving a stolen car.


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.