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Cyclist captures moment he is “deliberately pushed off by bike by motocross rider” on Altrincham road

By David Prior at

A cyclist has captured the moment he was pushed off his bike while riding down Sinderland Lane in Altrincham.

Andy Goodman was out on the afternoon of Monday April 13th when his headcam footage recorded a near miss from a blue van that was overtaking him.

Seconds later, the cyclist was flung from his bike as a motocross rider speeds by, and the 51-year-old claims he was deliberately pushed.

Watch the footage here:

Goodman did not suffer any serious injuries during the incident, but Greater Manchester Police have now opened an investigation.

A GMP spokesperson said: “Officers are appealing for more information after an assault in Altrincham.

“At around 5.20pm on Monday April 13 2020 police were called to a report of an assault on Sinderland Road in Altrincham.

“A 51-year-old man was assaulted by a man riding a motorbike shortly after he was approached by a driver in a blue transit van.

“No one was seriously injured during the incident. Enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have been made.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact police on 0161 856 7530 quoting incident number 1929 of 13/04/2020, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.