A bike pants-wearing lawyer made headlines in the UK last week when a video of him being punched in the head by a rage-riddled driver made its way onto YouTube.
RollonFriday reports that British lawyer Simon Page, a partner at Schneider Page who also happens to be a keen cyclist, was spending his weekend training for a leisurely cycle from London to Paris for charity when the incident happened.
Speaking to RollOnFriday, Page described the circumstances of the attack which took place in May. Apparently, whilst enjoying the 200-odd kilometre trip from Dover to London, Page and a peloton of six other cyclists reached the lovely suburb of Bexley Village in London's south.
Page said a silver Peugeot hooned past the group and forced one cyclist off the road. The unhappy rider shouted at the driver and gave the car's back door a friendly touch-up via an open-handed slap. The car promptly screeched to a halt, spewing forth a band of bogans who saw cause to engage in physical violence.
Page was watching the spectacle from further up the road, listening as polite conversation - such as, "We're f*cking gonna run you over" - was exchanged between the cyclist and the band of bogans.
However, just as the driver set off again in his Peugot, he clipped Page with his rear-view mirror - something the occupants of the car apparently didn't like very much.
This time, the irate driver got out of the car, ran over and started swinging at Page, punching him in the head and knocking him to the ground (luckily, he was wearing what appeared to be padded bike pants - attractive and practical).
The police eventually got in touch with Page, with the first question being whether Page thought he was attacked because he was a lawyer (not, strangely, because he had innocently become embroiled in a random act of physical violence).
Several weeks later, the lead bogan was arrested.
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