Went out for a road ride with the missus an her friend this morning, all nice and good, beautiful sunny day. Heading back into town there is a dual carriageway section of road, with a parking lane on the side (rough potholed & full of rubbish and parked cars)
It's all quiet with not many cars as there seems to be an unofficial Easter Tuesday holiday going on. I'm riding happily in the left lane 1/3-1/2 way out few cars coming past etc. I hear a car come up behind and slow down guess they must be stopping/pulling in etc then some loud blasts of the horn. Look round to see someone trying to get me out of his way, room to use the other lane just too lazy to actually pass me. I give a "What you on about shrug" and he starts to get really close behind, I'm getting a bit worried so checking where he is and slowing down a bit.
He then runs into the back of my bike (we had slowed down thankfully) I stop get off and suggest he needs to stop and talk/exchange details. He tries to drive off so I put my bike in front of the car as he heads for the parking lane.
At this point I'm fumbling for my phone to get a pic of his registration. The missus and her friend have turned round and are coming back. Another car who was following stops and watches on. He gets out, comes over & pushes my bike away. Ranting about how I shouldn't be in the road, was in the wrong place etc and starts to push me. Trying to stay calm I roll with it and let him push me back away from the road. Ask for his details and calmly ask why he ran into me (he denies it) Tell him I will call the police. He then flings a right hook (in a very lame way) and hits me on the lid (glad I was wearing one) and probably decides he had better leave, get pics of his car and the paint from his number plate on my back tyre.
As he leaves the other driver gets out and is happy to be a witness.
We ride down to the police station to find him waiting there, ignore him go in and ask to report Traffic accident and assault. Woman at the desk has just heard his complaint tries to suggest as it's a bit of hassle both ways just to leave it, turns out he had just accused me of starting on him and threatening him, he only hit me in self defense. Also said there was a chance they would charge me if we took it further.
Sticking to my guns point out the 3 witnesses and that I never touched him. After a quick conference they agree to listen to me. We could hear them interviewing him and after about 5mins the guy talking to me goes out looks at the bike and the car and suggests that the long paint line must have been caused by him hitting me, which he was denying. He goes off on one and then the breathalyser comes out which calmed him down a bit...
Short version after taking our statements and reading the other guys the guy thought there were 5/6 things they could do him for and that he had no doubt that we were telling the truth.
Just need to drop the bike down in the shop to be looked over properly and wait and see what the police do.
In the end I was amazed I was so calm and resisted the urge to hit him.