Video published online of a man being struck by the driver of a Volkswagen Golf in Slough, Berkshire - before he takes his revenge

A remarkable video has surfaced online of a man riding a bike being deliberately injured by the driver of a car in Slough, Berkshire, in February.

The man is seen riding along the pavement when a black Volkswagen Golf travelling in the opposite direction sharply turns onto the pavement. Although the man sees the vehicle coming towards him and rapidly gets off his bike to move to one side, he is still hit by the swerving car.

Despite the man being catapulted into the air after being hit by the car, he quickly gets up, grabs something from the floor and then smashes the rear window of the vehicle, with what looks like his left hand.

Volkswagen Gold swerves onto the pavement to strike a man riding a bike

Volkswagen Golf swerves onto the pavement to strike a man riding a bike

The man is hit by the driver of the car and is sent flying into the air

The man is hit by the driver of the car and is sent flying into the air

The rider of the bike gets up after being hit by the Volkswagen Golf and smashes the rear windscreen

The rider of the bike quickly gets up after being hit and smashes the rear window of the Golf

As the car drives off, the man walks back to his discarded bicycle.

Thames Valley Police launched an investigation into the incident and found the driver of the car, who was charged with suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent.

The incident took place on St Andrews Way, Cippenham, Slough on Monday February 1. The video was posted online by Facebook user Memzee Original, although he claims that he did not shoot the video.

Although police identified and found the driver of the car – a man aged 25 – they did not identify the man on the bike. Detective Constable Christian Parker of Thames Valley Police said in a statement issued on February 4: “I am appealing to the cyclist involved in this incident to get in touch with us as matter of urgency, as not only would we like to check on his welfare, but we would like to speak to him as part of our on-going investigation.”

  • Don Corleone

    That’s probably because he recognises the car and was prepared for something bad to happen.

  • VPelevin

    Whatever the weird ugly reality, on a technical level the response of the cyclist is incredible from the moment he sees the car coming at him!

  • саша

    Nothing wondering here: drivers are consumers of petrol ) Just – money rules world.

  • саша

    Aha. My advise to that cyclist not to contact the police , ahahaha

    As for me – it’s a crime anyway.

  • Boyseys Mum

    Yeah its a swizz.

  • anon

    The guy on bike knew what was going to happen, from his first reaction that was too soon to be a reaction, to his later reaction after getting hit, to the point of carrying something that he used to smash the window.

  • anon

    The guy on bike knew what was going to happen, from his first reaction that was too soon to be a reaction, to his later reaction after getting hit, to the point of carrying something that he used to smash the window.

  • Bob

    “suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm” – how can it be suspicion?, he deliberately made a bee-line to run the guy over and needs jail with a lifetime driving ban

  • Bob

    “suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm” – how can it be suspicion?, he deliberately made a bee-line to run the guy over and needs jail with a lifetime driving ban

  • shade_tree

    The biker also dented the poor parked car while avoiding getting hit by the golf

  • Paul Nicholls

    The police would like to chat to him, so they can charge the cyclist with a s1(1) Criminal damage charge – and possibly a Public Order charge too. He’d be best advised (I’m a Solicitor) to keep his head down!

  • khisanth

    To me that looks like a targeted attack on someone they knew previously.

  • sylvan vyse

    the object in the mans right hand looks like a large knife and he has it before he gets knocked off his bike – after the car tries to run him over a man starts to get out of the passenger side, then quickly gets back in and the car drives off, no doubt as man on bike is running at them armed with said large knife…plainly some history to this. doubt man on bike will be coming forward to police any time soon!

  • Freecyclist

    I hope so!

  • joe

    The Slough branch of the Cosa Nostra in action more like.

  • Bertrude

    Cyclists don’t ride on pavements. It’s terrible but it’s not cycling news

  • Butty

    Standard level of driving in Slough. I fear for my life even when in my car when having to work down there each week.
    I wonder how many of the drivers even have a licence.
    You’d have to be tired of life to be a cyclist in that dump.

  • Kevin Day

    Not really a ‘cyclist’… more of a bloke on a bike. Looks like gang stuff rather than anything else. I live 2 miles away from here and not seen or heard anything similar…

  • MrHaematocrit

    It looks like the item the cyclist picks up off the floor fell from him, its not there till he hits the floor

  • Ian Carter

    What’s the betting the police want to speak to the cyclist because of criminal damage to the car…

  • Alan

    Something looks a bit fishy to me, looks like sum sort of stunt. Harry Hill will be making a quip about it in few weeks time.

  • mattoid

    GBH my arse, that’s attempted murder.

  • Rupert the Super Bear

    I don’t think I’ll move to Slough anytime soon, I’ll stay here in cuddly old Nutwood.

  • richcyclo

    What was all that about !!!
    Is it possible the driver was just a complete maniac ?
    Or could it be the cyclist was known by the driver and made a split second attempt to get him for whatever reason?
    Nothing much surprises me these days but that was close!

  • wheelchaser

    Appears there was a little more involved than the driver not liking cyclists.