Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Driver cautioned after chasing cyclist

A MAN from Henley has been cautioned for a public order offence following a road rage row with a cyclist that was caught on camera

A MAN from Henley has been cautioned for a public order offence following a road rage row with a cyclist that was caught on camera.

The 51-year-old driver was filmed by the bike rider as they argued in Zinzan Street, near Reading town centre.

The footage has been watched more than three million times on YouTube.


The driver launched into an obscenity-laden tirade against the cyclist, who comes from Caversham but has not been identified, then gave chase on foot but tripped and fell over.

The confrontation began when the man, who was driving a light blue Peugeot 405, overtook the cyclist in a one-way road.

The cyclist flagged him down at a nearby stop junction, accusing him of passing too close.

The driver claimed the cyclist should not have been riding in the middle of the street, asking: "Are you a f****** tank?"

After a heated exchange, he climbed out of his car and threatened to break the two cameras attached to the man's bike.

He backed down and began driving away but when the cyclist laughed he got out again and ran after him.

He kicked out at the rear wheel of the bike and lost his balance, falling face-first into the road.

Thames Valley Police confirmed they had cautioned the driver.

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