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VIDEO: Cyclist films man apparently trying to kick him off his bike into the path of traffic

By Rarken  |  Posted: January 17, 2014

By Paul Turner / paul.turner@swwmedia.co.uk / @readmybook

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A scene from the video in which a motorcyclist appears to kick out at cyclist Chi La after a row over how he was riding his bike in London

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A CYCLIST has posted a video on Youtube of a man apparently trying to kick him off his bike.

Cyclists are frequently coming into conflict with other road users as they all try to navigate the same piece of tarmac.

But the consequences of this incident could have been particularly serious for Chi La.

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He was cycling in central London to his home in Greenwich when he was questioned by a motorcycle rider as to why he was cycling so far out from the road edge.

Mr La replied that he was trying to avoid the potholes.

But the rider then overtook on the inside and appeared to kick back with his leg a couple of times in what seemed to be an attempt to knock the rider off his bike.

Mr La was filming at the time with a shoulder-mounted camera and decided to share the footage on YouTube to try to track down the motorcycle rider.

Mr La told Metro: “I was really scared – it came as a bit of a shock.

“I was trying to cycle in the middle of my lane because that’s what I’ve been advised when it’s wet and there are potholes.

“The motorcyclist came up beside me and accused me of owning the middle of the lane. I said he could overtake on the right.

“But he suddenly whipped past and kicked out at me – he kicked my front wheel but luckily I managed to cling on.

“It was a close call but very worrying. I hope he can be traced.”

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