Car passenger’s actions were akin to attempted murder says cyclist
A Cambuslang cyclist had a lucky escape when thugs in a car tried to push him from his bike.
Andy Dixon, 45, was travelling on Cairns Road on Monday when the terrifying incident happened.
A Cambuslang cyclist has said the passenger of a car who attempted to shove him off his bike “could have taken a father away from his children”.
Andy Dixon, who was cycling along Carins Road when the passenger of a car leaned out of the window and pushed him, says his actions are akin to attempted murder.
The father of two was speaking to the Reformer on Monday, March 28 hours after a car - possibly a white Peugeot 208 - slowed down alongside him at 6.45am near Cambuslang Park.
He said: “I noticed the car was slowing down and I wasn’t quite sure what was happening. I felt two hands grab my arm. He pushed me three times, three really good concerted shoves out of the passenger side of the vehicle. At that point I shouted and they sped off.”
Andy, who cycles to work every day in Hillington and clocks up 6,000 miles a year, said he has never seen anyone act so dangerously.
The IT analyst who lives on Gilbertfield Road said: “I have been on the road for 10 years and generally speaking the level of driving is pretty high.
“This is a whole other level of danger. My wife could have been putting me in the ground today and that’s the bottom line.”
Worried about other cyclists in Cambuslang, Andy looked into why this may have happened and says he found it had been a fad on Facebook, where people had recorded such incidents and uploaded them to social media.
He said it appeared to be a craze in 2015 and again at the start of 2016.
Asked what he would say to those responsible for the incident - whom he believes was thoughtless youngsters, Andy added: “They could have taken a father away from his children. This wasn’t a joke, this was putting another road user in incredible danger.
“It’s not too extreme to say it’s like attempted murder. What the hell were they playing at? I would have to say to these people if they think they can get away with it, they should know they could kill someone next time. “It’s not big, it’s not clever, it’s not funny.” At 6.45am on a bank holiday Monday, the roads in Cambuslang were relatively quiet, but police have appealed for any potential witnesses or anyone with information on the incident to come forward. Anyone with information can contact the community policing unit on telephone number 101.
What the hell were they playing at?
Lucky escape Andy Dixon from Cambuslang was left horrified by his experience