Very angry driver abuses cyclist

Warning: video clip contains a lot of swearing, and a very angry man. Not suitable for minors

Cyclist Eddie Bell recorded a one-sided exchange with an angry motorist whilst out cycling near Pevensey Bay, East Sussex, at the weekend.

The motorist waited by the side of the road for Bell and then threatened and comprehensively abused him verbally before walking off.

Bell said: "This guy pulled into the green cyclist box on the approach to Pevensey Bay indicating that he was turning left so I gestured as if to say 'what are you doing this is a cyclist/motorcycle box to protect us from what your about to do'. He wound down the window and spat some abuse and then sped off turning left towards Beachlands.

"I gave him a cheeky wave and cycled on towards Eastbourne forgetting about the matter. He later passed me very close and drove down to Martello Road where he waited for me."

Bell took down the driver's car registration number and the incident has been passed to the police.

Warning: video clip contains a lot of swearing, and a very angry man. Not suitable for minors or the workplace

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Nigel Wynn
Nigel Wynn

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.