Nathan Taylor, 22, from Leigh, has been left with severe bruising as well as a hefty bill to fix his custom-built bike after the hit and run incident.
Speaking to the Echo, he said: “I was riding my BMX along Leigh Road to meet my girlfriend after work. I passed Woodfield Park Drive and there was a car coming in the opposite direction. He wanted to turn down Woodfield Park Drive and just ran me over.
“The car then stopped and a white man, with possibly grey or white hair, hurled abuse at me and asked me where my lights were.”Seems an odd question, which I notice you don't answer in this news article.
His bike, which he built himself and has cost him £1,400, has suffered significant damage.
“I got a new set of wheels costing £400 for Christmas and the back wheel has been damaged along with scratches to the frame, bars and forks. The seat was a rare signature seat which has also been ripped and ruined.”Perhaps a few quid on lights or road safety lessons would have been a wiser purchase?