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Cyclist goes flying over handlebars after gang of teenagers in Woodford Green push bike in front of him

PUBLISHED: 08:15 12 July 2017 | UPDATED: 08:15 12 July 2017

The gang of teenagers pushed a bike into the road forcing a cyclist in front of Richard to brake abruptly (credit: Richard Frazier/Instagram)

The gang of teenagers pushed a bike into the road forcing a cyclist in front of Richard to brake abruptly (credit: Richard Frazier/Instagram)

Richard Frazier

This is the moment a cyclist was knocked over his handlebars in Woodford Green after a gang of teenagers pushed a bike in front of his path.

The incident, on Sunday night, outside St Thomas Of Canterbury Church, in High Road, Woodford Green, captures the teenagers thoughtless actions.

The video captures the men’s efforts to stop, after the bike was pushed in front of them, but for cyclist Richard Frazier, who filmed the video, it was too late.

He wrote on Instagram: “We left London Fields last night as a group of five, but less than 90 minutes later were reduced to four following a ridiculous decision from a group of kids near Epping.

“They rolled an old mountain bike out into the front wheel of @bamesjerry. I was behind him and went over the top and @nicknumbernine didn’t have the time to stop either.

Richard was sent flying over his handlebars in the crash (credit: Richard Frazier/Instagram)Richard was sent flying over his handlebars in the crash (credit: Richard Frazier/Instagram)

“Thankfully James and I got off relatively lightly, but @nicknumbernine ended up on the train back to London far sooner than any of us would’ve liked.”

The group had been taking part in the Dunwich Dynamo - an annual overnight 120-mile ride from London Fields park in Hackney to Dunwich on the Suffolk coast.

One of the cyclists was forced to give up just 90-minutes in following the incident

In a follow-up comment, Richard said the gang of teenagers appeared to be no older than 14, and immediately scarpered after the incident.

He said: “They’d scattered before we’d got ourselves on our feet.

“I’m just glad we were the last few riders through a set of lights. Could’ve been a serious pile-up otherwise.”

He added that the group gave the bike to a group of men at a nearby pub to make sure they were the only victims.

He said: “No payback beyond giving their bike to a group of chaps a pub opposite.

“A ridiculous thing to have done, but they can’t have been more than 14 years old.

“None of us were ever going to do anything more than go completely mental at all of them.”


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