Cyclists victims of abuse
Road rage caught on camera
A MOTORCYCLIST has been caught on camera abusing and rev bombing a group of Queensland cyclists.
One of the Rockhamptonbased cyclists – who did not want to be named – said the same motorcyclist was believed to be responsible for at least two similar incidents recently.
“It’s happened twice on rides that I’ve been on and I believe it’s happened on another ride as well with another group. We believe it to be the same guy,” she said.
In the video, the motorcyclist does a U-turn upon seeing the cyclists.
“This guy is becoming a pest because he deliberately does U-turns and comes back for a second pass, so that’s the scary thing about it,” the female cyclist said.
“He yells abuse – f***ing get off the road – that kind of thing,” she said.
“The first time he did it, there was a small group of maybe six riders. He followed us and revved his bike very close to the person I was riding next to, then he sped off. He turned left, we turned right, then he did a U-turn and came back at us.”
The cyclist said the latest incident, filmed a week ago, was intimidating.
“It’s designed to scare and it does scare,” she said.
“My thoughts are he’s trying to intimidate and harass. He’s stalking us actually. Deliberately doing U-turns and coming back for second passes. He’s coming back and we know we’re going to cop it so that’s why we’ve pulled over – because of him.”
The incident was reported to police.
Queensland Police did not respond to questions, but Bicycle Queensland chief Anne Savage said the incident was a clear case of hooning and should be penalised.
“This person is a road loser, not a road user,” she said.
“It’s weak and pathetic behaviour to target an innocent group of women on bicycles. This man needs to read the road rules and learn some manners.”
NOT HAPPY: A motorcyclist went out of his way to abuse these cyclists in Rockhampton.