In a YouTube clip, watched more than 250,000 times, a white Audi saloon is seen edging into the advanced stop lane – a space at traffic lights designed to give cyclists a head-start on motorists.
The suited cyclist then approaches the vehicle, a white Audi saloon, to point out the area is a cycle lane, at which point the lights change and the car speeds off.
The description under the YouTube video, captured by the headcam of a 26-year-old magazine editor called Jude, says the driver “possibly” runs over his foot.
Both the cyclist and filming rider eventually catch up with the Audi at the next set of lights, where Jude turns around just in time for his headcam to capture a man – who appears to have got out the car – punching the cyclist in the face and pushing him into a nearby taxi.Hmmm, something missing from that bland verbatim description of the video, methinks…
Jude, who asked not to be named, has reported the incident to the police and is now calling for the victim to come forward.
The keen cyclist said: “I am surprised that it has got this many hits - I put it up purely to find the cyclist and make a statement that this kind of thing is unacceptable.
“We are seeing an increased use of these cameras now due to the safety that they create. It takes away the ‘your word against mine’. ”Yes, it also shows when the so-called ‘victim’ has proven to be the author of his own misfortune. Doesn't it, Jude?
H/T: David Vance via Twitter