London tour bus driver mounts pavement to block cyclists (video)

Roshina Jowaheer

A furious tour bus driver mounted a pavement on a London road to block two cyclists.

The man, who was filmed by one of the cyclists wearing a GoPro camera, shouted at Ali Choudhry, 19, and his friend to "get a Highway code".

According to the Daily Mail, the young men were riding their bikes on designated cycling lanes near the Tower of London when they noticed the tour bus tailgating them.

The double-decker bus overtook the pair and pulled onto the pavement in front of them.

Ali, from Ilford, Essex, insisted that he signalled left but the angry driver continued to vent his fury.

The Evening Standard reports that the bus driver, who was working for Golden Tours, has been sacked following the incident.

Mr Choudhry said: "He tailgated us at literally three feet and got angry for being held up for a few seconds but had all the time in the world to stop and vent his fury."

In 2012, a bus driver was jailed for 17 months after deliberately swerving to knock down a cyclist in Bristol.

Gavin Hill, 29, then a driver for Bugler Coaches, drove too close to cyclist Phillip Mead, 43, near the James Barton roundabout in Bristol.

As the bus stopped, Mr Mead parked his bike in front of the bus and had an argument with Mr Hill over his driving.

As Mr Mead cycled off following the row, the bus driver attempted to overtake him, then sharply swerving and knocked Mr Mead off his bike.

Bus Driver Retaliates Against Rude Cyclist
Bus Driver Retaliates Against Rude Cyclist

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