A video of a driver aiming a kick at a cyclist, missing, and falling on his backside has gone viral on Twitter, with more than 40,000 views on the social network within the first three hours of being posted.
In his post, cyclist Alan Myles said that he had spotted a motorist using a mobile phone at the wheel, and when he stopped and knocked on the window, the driver of the vehicle behind got out and tried to kick him.
“I seem to attract older men with a penchant for attempting violence that is beyond their competence,” Alan told road.cc, referring to a video filmed in Yorkshire that we featured last year in which he was punched on the shoulder and helmet by a driver whom police subsequently told to “engage with anger management” through a community resolution process.
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Talking about the latest incident, which happened in Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire this morning, he said: “Cycling to work having ridden to school with the kids, the first driver nearly pulls into me whilst his using his phone on his lap.
“I circled round, had a quick chat and the driver opened his door onto my bike and knocked my Garmin off.
“I only noticed as i rolled away so doubled back again, picked it up and the ‘kicker’ got out and well ... we know the rest,” he added.
We weren’t the only people who, on viewing Alan’s video, drew an immediate comparison with the infamous ‘Clown takes a pratfall’ video posted to YouTube in 2015, which has racked up nearly 10 million views on the video-sharing website.
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Others likened the motorist’s kicking style to a can-can dancer, or Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard’s infamous air kick against West Ham United in 2008.
Alan confirmed that he had reported the mobile phone-using driver to the police, but some viewers urged him also to report the motorist who had attempted to kick him.
Yeah, it's an implied contract whereby we provide cast-iron video evidence and the police prosecute them.
https://road.cc/category/review-section/accessories/helmets There's a bit in there about how we test helmets, if you're interested.
Exactly - admitting that is an admission of guilt, not a mitigating circumstance, IMO.
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I sprayed my coffee everywhere when I read this. Genius.
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