Driver caught on camera trying to push cyclist off bike in unprovoked attack
Published 09/03/2016 | 09:13
Helmet camera footage has captured the shocking moment a BMW driver attempted to push a passing cyclist off his bike.
Filmed in Bristol, the video shows cyclist Dave Edmonds making his way along Wordsworth Road, in Horfield, where the unprovoked attack takes place.
After Mr Edmonds passes a bus, a white BMW approaches in the middle of the street and manoeuvres towards him.
The driver is then seen reaching out of his car window to try to shove Mr Edmonds off his bike.
Recounting the experience, Mr Edmonds said: "I knew he was about to do something aggressive, so braced myself.
"He put his hand on my right hip and gave a good shove, but fortunately even though it unbalanced me slightly, I was able to stay upright.
"My feelings were a sense of disbelief that someone would attempt that and a hope that I'd have a clear enough picture on the camera."
The video of the incident was later uploaded to Bristol Bike Centre's YouTube channel in the hope of raising awareness for cyclist safety.