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ROAD RAGE ATTACK ON BIKEATHON MAN; Motorist sets upon cyclist in charity ride terror.



A CYCLIST was pushed off his bike and viciously assaulted in a terrifying ter·ri·fy  
tr.v. ter·ri·fied, ter·ri·fy·ing, ter·ri·fies
1. To fill with terror; make deeply afraid. See Synonyms at frighten.

2. To menace or threaten; intimidate.
 road rage See Web rage.  attack during a charity cycle ride.

The incident happened in Lawford Heath Lane, Long Lawford Long Lawford is a village and civil parish in the Rugby borough of Warwickshire, England, located just west of Rugby, in 2001 the parish had a population of 2,831.

The village is one of four Lawfords in the locality, and is named long, because historically, the village ran
, yesterday afternoon as the 39-year-old Dunchurch man joined hundreds of others taking part in the Leukaemia Research Leukaemia Research is a British charitable organisation, established in 1960 whose aim is to research leukaemia, lymphomas, myeloma, aplastic anaemia, myelodysplasia, the myeloproliferative disorders and the related blood disorders in both children and adults.  Fund's annual bikeathon.

As the rider and a group of other cyclists were riding along the lane they were overtaken by a red Ford Escort Over the years, the name 'Ford Escort' has been used for several models.

For more information, see:
  • Ford Escort (Europe)
  • Ford Escort (North America)

Ford Motor Company
 which then cut across in front of them.

The cyclist signalled to the driver, who then slammed his brakes, got out of the car and knocked him off the bike.

Police say the assault continued as the cyclist was lying on the floor.

Officers and ambulance crews were called to the scene and the victim was taken to St Cross Hospital with a black eye, swollen lip and double vision.

Insp Dave Fry, of Warwick- shire Constabulary, today described the incident as a nasty and unprovoked attack.

"The chap was taking part in a charity bike ride when the assault happened and whether he gesticulated at the

driver or not, and whatever happened just before, certainly does not warrant that kind of behaviour and we are treating this as a very serious incident."

Bikeathon organiser Janet Haynes added: "I am really disappointed that a day that was otherwise wonderful has been marred by such an attack.

"Up until that incident everyone was saying it was a wonderful day for the whole family."

The attacker is described as white with blond, short spiky hair.

He is in his mid-20s, 5ft 10in to 5ft 11in, and of slim build. He wore a Reebok Ree´bok`   

n. 1. (Zool.) The peele.
 anorak.
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Author:Clarke, Samantha
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jun 12, 2000
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