The vast majority of motorists in London drive quite sensibly. Unfortunately, since a regular bike commuter interacts with many thousands of cars a year, it only takes a very small percentage of idiots to make unpleasant encounters an occasional, but all-too-inevitable part of cycling in the capital. Here are some of the worst examples caught on camera.
Overweight man chases and punches cyclist
Three thugs park up and beat a man on a bike
Fat man in an Audi punches a cyclist into a taxi
Lorry tries to run a cyclist off a road
Fat man takes a man on a bike prisoner
Car passenger shoots cyclist with a pellet gun
The 4X4 driver that won’t be happy till cyclists stop using the road
Deranged white van man tries to rugby tackle a man off a bike
Fat bloke REALLY doesn’t like being overtaken by a cyclist
Older man blocks and threatens a cyclist
Motorist in silver car tries to run a cyclist off the road
Motorist runs cyclist off road, confronts his friends with a baseball bat, and runs over their bikes
BMW illegally in bus lane threatens cyclist
Funeral escort threatens to knock cyclist out after knocking him off bike
Motorist threatens to smash cyclists’ head for taking the lane
Some comic relief: Help! I’m being repressed!
There are also two videos that wouldn’t embed but were worth watching:
If you’re interested in doing some recording yourself, check out our camera recommendations here.
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As seen on The Guardian, BBC and The Independent.