Cyclist 'falls' onto back of a minicab after it stopped in a bike lane

Pedal protest? Bizarre moment a cyclist groans and ‘falls’ onto the back of a minicab after it stopped in a London bike lane

  • Private driver Saqib was left fuming after he alleged a cyclist tried to fake a crash
  • Saqib’s car was stationary on London’s Richmond Road at 4.43pm September 4 
  • A clip shows the man cycling at Saqib’s car before hitting the car with his hand
  • It is possible the cyclist was protesting because the driver parked in a cycle lane

This is the moment a driver was left outraged after a cyclist rode up to his stationary minicab and allegedly tried to fake an accident by ‘falling’ into the back of the car.

Saqib, a private hire driver, said he was picking up a customer on Upper Richmond Road in Putney, London, at 4.43pm on September 4 when the incident happened.

His dashcam footage shows his minicab sitting at a standstill on the A-road, as he waits for vehicles behind him to let him go.

Saqib, a private hire driver, said he was picking up a customer on Upper Richmond Road in London at 4.43pm on September 4 when a cyclist (pictured) ‘fell’ on his stationary minicab

Four cyclists approach the vehicle head-on, with three of them veering around the stationary car, which is parked across the cycle lane.

But the fourth cyclist, a man wearing a grey hoodie and shorts, cycles straight at Saqib’s car and puts his foot down before he comes to a stop and hits the boot of the car with his hand.

After the cyclist groans as he ‘falls’ on to the car, Saqib angrily says: ‘F**king p***k. I’ve got a camera. I’ve got a camera you p***k.’

The cyclist gestures at the minicab before he smacks the vehicle again and quickly pedals on.

It is possible the cyclist was protesting because the driver had parked in a cycle lane, forcing bikes to swerve around him.

His dashcam footage shows the male cyclist drive straight at Saqib’s car and put his foot down before coming to a stop and hitting the back of the car with his hand

It is possible the cyclist was protesting because the driver had parked in a cycle lane, forcing bikes to swerve around him 

The rules say that parking on a single red line is prohibited at certain times of day, usually between 7am to 7pm, meaning people cannot park, stop to load or unload or wait to drop off or pick up passengers during these times.

But minicabs can be offered red route exemption stickers, meaning they can pick up and drop off passengers on most red routes as long as they display their PHV license. 

Describing the incident, Saqib said: ‘I was picking up passenger as I am private hire drive on upper Richmond road in London sw155rq.

‘I had customer in the back seat I was waiting for upcoming traffic to give me the way to go.’

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