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Motorist admits variety of offences after video posted to YouTube

A motorist who was last week filmed by a cyclist delivering a foul-mouthed rant following a close pass before tripping over as he attempted to chase him on foot has received a police caution.

– Video: Close-passing, ultra-sweary driver takes a tumble after chasing and kicking out at cyclist

The 51-year-old motorist from Henley-on-Thames was cautioned by Thames Valley Police after he admitted committing a public order offence, assault, and making threats to commit criminal damage.

The incident in Reading culminated in the man crashing to the ground as he tried to pursue the bike rider after getting out of his car, to the evident glee of many of the 3 million-plus people who have viewed the footage on YouTube.

It also inspired this rather tongue-in-cheek analysis by Joel Golby on the website Vice.com.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.