Last Saturday two cyclists in the approx 10-strong DeVer
cycle club's beginner group were 'body checked' by a motorcycles in Kent
(Biggin Hill) resulting in serious injury. It all happened so fast
that despite being a fairly large group nobody was able to see and memorise
the license plates.
are aware and have warned local clubs of a recent trend in cyclists being
targeted (typically on quiet roads to avoid witnesses). There have even
been reports of cars using ropes with hooks. The police are taking
these incidents very seriously, but so far nobody has been caught because
it usually happens so quickly that the victims, who often are in shock, are
not able to register enough info to identify the attackers. Unless a
cyclist has a helmet camera that is recording the incident, it is very hard
to get the license plate info.
Please be extra vigilant when cycling
and keep safe.