In the clip, the cyclist filming is faced with the driver of a Hyundai van who has somehow managed to find himself driving down a segregated bike lane. While we can't quite hear what the driver is saying, the cyclist claims he was arguing that he couldn't go back and had to go forward to get off.
Standing his ground, the cyclist says: "No, you go back! I'm not going anywhere, you go back!", before the driver sheepishly reverses to a crossing point: "When he was turning into the road, the people in the back of the van were calling me an assortment of crude names", he added.
To add icing on the cake, as a traffic light turns green on the main carriageway the van looks to be inching out, so the cyclist then has to warn the driver to watch for the cars before re-joining.
Following replies on Twitter from Inspector Kevin Smith (see further down the page), South Yorkshire Police also sent road.cc this statement:
"Enquiries are underway into reports of dangerous driving on Manchester Road in Crosspool, following reports of a cyclist being overtaken by a car on a double white line on Sunday 14 June.
"Officers are in contact with the rider and enquiries are on-going to identify the driver of the car. "
Congestion Charge in London rises to £15 and has longer hours. This could cut car journeys by a third, reduce exhaust emissions by 11 per cent, and make walking and cycling safer.https://t.co/LLWPJyHdbr
— APPGCW (@allpartycycling) June 16, 2020
The All Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling & Walking say the rise could cut car journeys by a third and "make walking and cycling safer" in the capital.
ℹ️ | Please see an update from us below.
✍️ | For all order enquiries, please contact us via email or Facebook Messenger:
💻 Email: socialmedia [at] evanscycles.com
📱 Facebook Messenger: https://t.co/dVNo7NkLnf
➡️ We can't answer order queries via Twitter at this stage. pic.twitter.com/6BQBvhNM5m
— Evans Cycles (@EvansCycles) June 1, 2020
Since posting a statement on the 1st June, Evans Cycles now have over 1,000 comments on their Facebook page and hundreds on their Twitter account, mostly from customers complaining about delays to orders and being unable to contact Evans staff.
Evans say they can't respond to order queries on Twitter and have advised customers to contact them via email or Facebook messenger; but a number of customers claimed they have been waiting weeks for a response. Like many other bike retailers, Evans have seen sales increase hugely during the lockdown cycling boom citing "unprecedented demand", and say they are "doing everything we can" to get orders fulfilled in good time.
It's not the first time Evans have been in hot water since the lockdown began, with the Sports Direct-owned retailer accused of taking advantage of an increased demand for turbo trainers back in March by inflating prices. They're also not the only cycling retail business who are frustrating customers due to order delays, with Winstanleys Bikes receiving a flurry of negative reviews on TrustPilot due to missing orders, and delays; some also claimed their bikes were poorly set up and/or damaged when they did receive them.
The legendary cycling brand went into receivership last month, and now the five-time Tour de France winner has joined a 'recovery team' that also includes a banking CEO and a lawyer.
Hinault told L'Equipe: "I'm very happy to support a French project to rescue Mavic, a brand that has accompanied me throughout my career and which is inseparable from cycling.
"As a technical partner, Mavic has always been at the service of cyclists in difficulty on the roads around France. It's my turn to put myself at the service of the men and women of Mavic at a time when their business is in difficulty. It only fair to return the favour."
I am shocked by the response, this is not ok and I’m going to try again to engage on the importance of keeping vulnerable road users safe.
— Dame Sarah Storey (@DameSarahStorey) June 15, 2020
Yes I picked this up on Sunday & have been investigating how I can help. My attempts to engage with SYP over the past 6-12 months haven’t resulted in much action yet, despite recommendations being made.
— Dame Sarah Storey (@DameSarahStorey) June 16, 2020
The record-breaking Paralympic champion - who is now Sheffield's Active Travel Commissioner - said yesterday that she was "shocked" by the initial response from South Yorkshire Police on the incident we reported on yesterday. Dame Storey says that while she is disappointed with the lack of action after her attempts to engage with SYP, it is "good to hear" that Inspector Kevin Smith has promised to look into the way police handle reports of dangerous driving.
This is the single most pathetic response you could have issued and your handling of this is laughable. You aren't working with me! You aren't working with numerous others. You've not even acknowledged half of us.
— Omid (@omidpyc) June 15, 2020
Don't you think your customers should have received this info from you first rather than https://t.co/963EQg7kVQ ?
— rats (@ratsbey) June 15, 2020
After we reported yesterday that a number of Wiggle customers claim to have had orders made on their accounts without their knowledge, the retailer have been accused of a lack of transparency and urgency in their responses.
Beyond their reply to our tweet above, Wiggle are also yet to respond to our request for a statement via email.
Tour de France 2018: Recycled
Starting next Saturday we'll be showing highlights from each stage of the 2018 Tour de France where @GeraintThomas86 won the yellow jersey 💛🏴
Including lockdown inserts from the man himself 🙌
— ITV Cycling (@itvcycling) June 16, 2020
You'll be able to watch highlights of each stage on ITV4 starting from next Saturday, reliving G's memorable Tour win; plus there will be 'lockdown inserts' from the man himself.
Andy, I'm Insp Kevin Smith - this happened on my patch, on one of my usual cycling routes. I will look into the wrong advice given and ensure we do something about it. Please DM me though, would love to learn from your experiences.
— Sheffield North West NHP (@SheffNW_NHP) June 15, 2020
Crazy overtake on the A57 Sheffield this afternoon. SP06URN overtook on solid white lines on a blind corner. Almost hit a car coming in the other direction. @SYPOperations @syptweet pic.twitter.com/XfYim9hZeP
— CBicycle (@sheffbicycle) June 13, 2020
Our live blog yesterday reported that a cyclist who captured a dangerous overtake on his head cam was told the footage couldn't be accepted because he filmed it while riding a bike; but it appears after some news coverage and an intervention by Superintendent Andy Cox, the incident is going to be looked at again by Sheffield's North West Police team, after Inspector Kevin Smith said that the "wrong advice" was given.
After it was found that an online portal for submitting camera footage of dangerous driving is still yet to be implemented by South Yorkshire Police, Superintendent Cox also offered to help them set it up, with Inspector Smith saying that his team would "love to learn" from Superintendent Cox's experience.
Our new cycle lane on Hampstead Road is keeping cyclists safe from HGVs - safer cycling facilities enable more people to get on their bikes, freeing up space on public transport for those who can’t. pic.twitter.com/BffythQfQb
— Will Norman (@willnorman) June 16, 2020
DIY road signs from residents of Wellesley Road, Chiswick. pic.twitter.com/wkIcGZwceN
— Hounslow Cycling (@HounslowCycling) June 15, 2020
Cycling Commissioner Will Norman shows us the new lane on Hampsted road, and the photo on the right in the second tweet shows a planter installed on a road that was previously a rat run for drivers heading to Kew Bridge from Chiswick, according to our news editor Simon.
Any more back peddling from Ant Middleton and he'll be winning last year's Tour De France.
— Matt Thomas (@MattT_Author) June 16, 2020
SAS Who Dares Wins presenter Ant Middleton is in hot water over some ill-judged comments he made about Black Lives Matter protestors - perhaps a switch from shouting at celebrities to Le Tour is on the cards?
Our own Dave Atkinson and his friend Dan Jones are undertaking a mammoth virtual ride that is the equivalent distance from Big Ben to Barnard Castle, in tribute to some little thing that happened a couple of weeks ago. If you want to chuck them a few quid in support of Genesis Trust, the fundraising page is here....
Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.