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Video: Motorist drives aggressively at London cyclists, knocking one over

Shocking footage was shot this morning in Stockwell

A video posted to Vimeo today shows an incident in Stockwell, South London during which an Audi driver appears to have rammed a cyclist off the road,

While that part of the incident itself was not captured on camera, shortly beforehand the driver had been throwing objects from his car at the cyclists, who were on Cycle Superhighway 7.

Stunned in Stockwell from Nick Finegold on Vimeo.

He then drives off up the road, and when the rider of the bike the camera is attached to catches up, the motorist has turned left and is reversing back towards the cyclists using the Cycle Superhighway, though he stops short of them.

It does appear though that he hit one cyclist, who is shown picking up his pannier and bike and is gesturing at the driver, while other riders advise him to leave the driver - who shouts "F8ck you" a number of times - alone.

The motorist appears to drive away but instead does a three-point turn and drives aggressively at the cyclist and the other riders who had stopped.

He then reverses up the side road at which point a siren can be heard, with the cyclists applauding, and a uniformed police officer can be seen walking up the road the driver headed up, with the cyclist at the centre of the incident then wheeling his bike in the same direction.

Nick Finegold, who posted the video to Vimeo, told us: "As I arrived the driver was throwing bottles and cans through his window at the cyclist in red, shouting to keep away from his car,

"I had been previously riding with the group and all appeared to be responsible riders.

"The driver was getting more aggressive as the cyclist stood there in disbelief of what was happening.

"At that point he drove off trying to ram the cyclist in red. He drove at speed up the road taking the first left, this point was slightly out of sight for me, but I know at that time it's very very busy with riders on the CS7.

"As I approached the junction where he turned left, a second cyclist was picking his bike from the floor, he states he was completely cut-up, I don't know if he was struck.

"The driver proceeds to make a 3-point turn and mount the pavement using his car as ram towards the cyclists that has stopped to help.

"There was also a mother and children having to take evasive action from the car on the pavement."

He added: "A passing unmarked police car stopped and an officer investigated, at this point you can see the car reversing at great speed to escape, I am not sure whether the police gave chase."

Update (3/8/18):  A second video of the incident has surfaced, shot by one of the cyclists involved in the earlier confrontation at traffic lights.

The driver can also clearly be heard claiming that he is driving a stolen car.


Simon has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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