West Mercia Police are appealing for information after a cyclist sustained a broken collarbone when he was pushed from his bike in Worcestershire last week – the latest in a number of such incidents we have reported on.
The victim, a 35-year-old man from Northfield, was cycling past Kings Norton Golf Club on Brockhill Lane, Weatheroak Hill at 2pm last Thursday 17 October when the incident happened.
He said that he was pushed off his bike by the occupant of a small, dark blue car, possibly a Vauxhall Corsa, and added that the car’s occupants were laughing as the driver made off.
Besides the broken collarbone, the cyclist suffered cuts and bruises after landing in a hedge, with passers-by coming to his aid.
He will have to take a minimum of six weeks off work while he recovers, which police say will impact both him and the company he works for.
Officers are continuing to investigate and half asked anyone with information to contact them on 101 quoting incident 0436s of 19th October 2019 or the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
Last week we reported how South Staffordshire Police were trying to track down a man filmed pushing a cyclist into a hedge in Wolverhampton on 8 October.
And on Monday last week, road.cc reader Mike Walsh asked us to warn fellow cyclists after a vehicle passenger attempted to push him off his bike as he was riding in Edgbaston, south west Birmingham.
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.