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Incident happened at traffic lights on A2 close to Deptford Bridge DLR statioon

A London cyclist has filmed the moment a driver knocked him off his bike by ramming him with his Ford Focus car.

The footage was uploaded to YouTube on Monday by Olukayode Ibrahim.

The incident was filmed on the A2 outside a Travelodge hotel close to Deptford Bridge Docklands Light Railway station in south east London.

As he filtered through two queues of vehicles towards the advanced stop line, the driver of a Ford Focus at the head of the line repeatedly told him to “get to the side of the road.”

After taking up his position in the bike box, the cyclist told the motorist – who still insisted he should be at the side of the road – that he is being filmed.

Eventually the motorist drove forward with his vehicle and knocked the rider from his bike before driving off.

Ibrahim confirmed on YouTube that he had informed the Metropolitan Police.

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.