How would you describe the cyclist’s reaction to this driver’s tirade? Perplexed exasperation? Irritated astonishment?
The clip begins with the cyclist, YouTube user steppenjiff, in the middle of the lane as he passes a dog and its owner on the pavement.
A motorist goes past and when steppenjiff inevitably catches up with him at the next set of lights, the driver is positively enraged that he didn’t arrive at the exact same queue a fraction of a second earlier.
“You're in t’middle o’t road,” he says.
“No, I’m in the middle of the lane,” replies the cyclist.
“No you’re not. You’re in the middle of a fucking road,” says the driver, getting angrier. “Get over.”
“Why do I have to get over?” asks the cyclist. “Where does it say that in the law? In the Road Traffic Act?”
“Are you not reading your fucking cycling licence?” asks the driver. He then issues a Danny Dyer-esque sign-off “Twat!” as he drives away.
“I don’t need a cycling licence,” says the cyclist in utter confusion. “What are you on about?”