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The cyclist was positioned just out of the door zone of parked cars as is recommended. The driver took exception to this and deliberately accelerated closely past the cyclist. This is seen on the rear-view camera footage. When confronted about having endangered the cyclist, it is clear from the driver's reaction that it was deliberate and he felt entitled to endanger cyclists, despite the fact that he had no understanding of recommended cycling procedure or of the Highway Code. The driver made various threats and the cyclist escaped on the pavement as that was the only available route. The driver kicked the rear of the bicycle and lost balance which the cyclist was unaware of at the time. Fortunately there was no real damage to the bike or injury to the driver. The driver was cautioned by the police for a public order offence, threats to commit criminal damage and assault. He admitted the offences and apologised to the cyclist via the police.