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 joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.