A man who punched a cyclist in retaliation for pulling out in front of his girlfriend’s car has been fined.
Tyler Green, of Witham St Hughes in Lincolnshire, knocked the cyclist, Michael Tuddenham off his bike last month.
The cyclist, who was avoiding an icy patch on the A1500 by cycling in the middle of the road, said he moved over when he heard a vehicle approach from behind.
According to Lincolnshire Live, Daniel Pietryka for the prosecution said: "A Ford Focus drove past him, someone shouted out.
"That Ford Focus pulled up.
"He said he pulled up to the junction and as he did the front seat passenger got out and approached him and said 'do you want some?'
"He feared he was going to be difficult.
"The man punched him on the left side of the face causing him and his bicycle to fall on the floor. Luckily the police drove by and it's led to an arrest."
In mitigation the defence solicitor Miss Simpson said: "He says his girlfriend is not a confident driver. They're behind the cyclist, the cyclist drives right into the middle of the road.
"As a car behind a cyclist that's going to cause some kind of alarm, particularly for a driver that's not confident.
"He says he asked the cyclist to apologise to his girlfriend because she was upset. He describes the cyclist as being aggressive and coming towards him.
"He punched him in the face. He says he wasn't defending himself, he's gone over the top really and he should have just left."
Green was fined £210 and ordered to pay £85 costs and £100 compensation to Mr Tuddenham at Lincoln Magistrates' Court on Thursday, February 16.
Last summer we reported how police in Sussex appealed for help to find a man who repeatedly punched a cyclist in Brighton,.
The victim, aged 23, had been riding at around 10am on Brighton’s promenade alongside Kings Road, a space shared between cyclists and pedestrians.
According to Sussex Police, the cyclist “braked to avoid a man and then rode past him.
“There was an exchange of words between the two men before the pedestrian grabbed the cyclist and punched him repeatedly.
“A bystander intervened and then someone else, who appeared to know the man, pulled him away telling him to stop.”
My experience is that they don't actually stop motorbikes. I cycle the Thames and Medway canal path regularly and often see a bunch of yoofs...
....And those injuried by motor vehicles over the same time would be great.
I've been busy since yesterday, have I missed anything?
I feel the need to spread The Association of Bad Drivers far and wide....
In Lancashire, even the MOT testing garages(link is external) can't afford MOTs! Saw it again this morning- still no MOT since 9th February
The simple truth is that what's good for you may not be good for me. I've always found Lusso's shorts to be terrific but the most comfortable by...
(for 2023 versions of value)...Exactly! When I first read the review last night I thought "that's good value", then gave myself a good slap.
He adds nothing to the debate....
Murica, f*** yeah! Why isn't this at all surprising? I guess the surprise is they didn't shoot him.
Sounds like the council's drivers / maintenance contractors - and their street designers - aren't fit for purpose......