Watch: Taxi driver hits NFTO rider Ed Bradbury, but later apologises (video)

Video posted on social media shows the taxi driver apparently moving forward on purpose and into Ed Bradbury

Video footage posted online appears to show professional cyclist Edmund Bradbury being hit by a taxi driver on purpose in Bath on Friday – but their disagreement was settled by the driver agreeing to be more mindful of cyclists.

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The 2016 Chorley GP winner, who is to join JLT-Condor next season from the folding NFTO, was riding in Bath when the taxi pulled out on him. In retaliation, Bradbury hit his car.

A video on Twitter showed the pair arguing, with the taxi driver then driving into Bradbury at a slow pace to move him. The cyclist doesn’t react at the scene and the two decided to talk out the issue in a nearby street.

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“It’s fine,” Bradbury told CW. “We had a disagreement and we ended up fine. It ended with me saying I would apologise for hitting his car, and him saying he would look out for cyclists. We shook hands on it.

“He literally pulled out right in front of me and he said it was a mistake and that he didn’t look. He said I shouldn’t have hit his car and in turn I said ‘fair enough, let’s agree to take a bit more care of each other’.

“To be honest, it was a good day’s work, if he looks for cyclists a bit more in the future.”

Bradbury is one of two riders from the NFTO 2016 team to be joining JLT-Condor for 2017, with Ian Bibby also recruited by John Herety’s team. His season will start in Australia, with the Herald Sun Tour an early season aim.

He said: “For the racing we are planning to do, we have massive engines on board, it’s a super team, a tam that hopefully will be wining races that UK Continental teams don’t normally win. It’s a big opportunity for all of us.”