I was hit............... really

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skyhawk
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I was hit............... really

Postby skyhawk » 12 Jun 2019, 6:42pm

I know I am old, 62, as it says I am also Autistic, but not stupid.

Years ago someone said to me Ride in the gutter get treated like rubbish

I don't ride in the gutter but I do ride about 2' out, when going round a button roundabout a while back, hand out indicating RIGHT,second exit, I was followed round by a car, the passenger said "get off the road you fast C" leaned out and punched me.

You needed to be there ??????????????

OK I am not 18, but I was riding safely and about 12mph
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The utility cyclist
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Re: I was hit............... really

Postby The utility cyclist » 12 Jun 2019, 7:24pm

Hope you're okay. did you get the reg number, if so report to police and maybe check to see if there is any CCTV in the vicinity of the assault.

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Re: I was hit............... really

Postby skyhawk » 13 Jun 2019, 9:48am

Side road, and they drove off too fast, lesson learned, go pros
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Re: I was hit............... really

Postby 661-Pete » 15 Jun 2019, 2:07pm

Yes the camera sounds like a good investment: go for it. Having said that, I've had a camera on the bike (intermittently) for several years now, sent one or two videos to the police, but nothing came of it - yet!

Hope you weren't hurt in that nasty incident, and pity you couldn't get the reg. (but understandable). About 12 years ago I was punched from an overtaking car near Lewes - on that occasion I was lucky enough to get the numberplate, and I called the police. That time, they did follow it up and got hold of the perpetrator - a front-seat passenger who admitted the offence and having been drunk at the time - he got off with a police caution (and a criminal record for Common Assault...)

Many years earlier, in the early 1980s I think, I was pushed off my bike into the verge, sustaining scratches but nothing serious, this time it was a passenger in an overtaking white van. That time I didn't get the number. I reported that to the police but nothing came of it.

I hope you have better luck in following up the case.
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Re: I was hit............... really

Postby londonbikerider » 18 Jun 2019, 2:00pm

Sorry to hear that, there should be no excuse for such behaviour, intimidating or assaulting another road user.
Hopefully you can get help and witnesses, and report this moron to the Police!

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Re: I was hit............... really

Postby skyhawk » 18 Jun 2019, 4:20pm

londonbikerider wrote:Sorry to hear that, there should be no excuse for such behaviour, intimidating or assaulting another road user.
Hopefully you can get help and witnesses, and report this moron to the Police!



I should have, I was wrong not to.
Both I and my son are Autistic. We have aspergers and ADHD, not stupid :). If I sound "blunt" in my posts, please be understanding : I am not perfect. Thank you. Visit https://www.asdinfowales.co.uk/ to learn more

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Re: I was hit............... really

Postby londonbikerider » 18 Jun 2019, 6:07pm

skyhawk wrote:
londonbikerider wrote:Sorry to hear that, there should be no excuse for such behaviour, intimidating or assaulting another road user.
Hopefully you can get help and witnesses, and report this moron to the Police!



I should have, I was wrong not to.


I completely understand, when those things happen isn't always automatic to do the most rational thing. Been there more than once, sadly.