Incident happened at traffic lights on A2 close to Deptford Bridge DLR statioon

A London cyclist has filmed the moment a driver knocked him off his bike by ramming him with his Ford Focus car.

The footage was uploaded to YouTube on Monday by Olukayode Ibrahim.

The incident was filmed on the A2 outside a Travelodge hotel close to Deptford Bridge Docklands Light Railway station in south east London.

As he filtered through two queues of vehicles towards the advanced stop line, the driver of a Ford Focus at the head of the line repeatedly told him to “get to the side of the road.”

After taking up his position in the bike box, the cyclist told the motorist – who still insisted he should be at the side of the road – that he is being filmed.

Eventually the motorist drove forward with his vehicle and knocked the rider from his bike before driving off.

Ibrahim confirmed on YouTube that he had informed the Metropolitan Police.

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.