Road rage cyclist swears at pregnant woman in row over Highway Code

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A pregnant young woman was left shaken after a row broke out with a furious cyclist – over the rules of the road.

It is understood the driver sounded their horn at cyclists for “holding cars up”.

The rider was accused of ignoring the Highway Code by cycling two abreast “in the middle” of a Cleethorpes road. However, this is actually allowed, reports GrimsbyLive.

Now, the incident, which was filmed and shared hundreds of times on social media – has seen viewers angered by his behaviour.

In a 20-second clip, the cyclist leans towards the car window and calls the pregnant woman a “f***ing stupid ****”.

The cyclist had reportedly “followed the car” into Cleethorpes Country Park to launch into a “very aggressive” verbal attack on the driver.



Cleethorpes Country Park, where the incident took place

The video was uploaded with an appeal to trace the cyclist.

It reads: “Does anyone know this man please?

“Was in the middle of the road, two people.

“Then when bibbed at because was holding cars up, he was throwing up hand signals.

“Deliberately cycled slower and was all over the road then followed the car and very violent and aggressive.”

It has been claimed the cyclist scratched and dented the car along its side and on its boot after the recording ended.

It continues: “After the video, he proceeded to attack the vehicle and has left multiple scratches and dents along the boot and side.

“My friend is pregnant and very distressed now because of this man.”

According to the Highway Code, cyclists can ride in the centre of the lane, otherwise known as in “primary position”. This is to deter any unsafe passes, particularly on slower urban roads.



The clip shows the man leaning into the car and swearing at the woman

Section 66 states cyclists should not ride more than two abreast. However, this is an advisory rule and there is no law in place preventing them from doing so.

Social media users have been quick though to slam the cyclist’s actions, even if they weren’t doing anything wrong, saying there was “no need to speak to her like that”.

One user said: “While the guy’s behaviour is completely disgusting, he is correct.

“We are allowed in the middle of the roads and are allowed to cycle two-wide.

“You have to treat cyclists just like you would a motorbike or another car.”

Another user said: “There is no need for him to be so arrogant about it. It gives cyclists a bad reputation.”

When summing up the incident, one user said: “Regardless of who is right and who is wrong, there is no need for such aggression and disgusting language.

“As for damaging the car, how can that be justified?”



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