Just a warning to other folks that use the loop in that area. Thursday morning about 8:30am a guy tried to shove me off my bike whilst riding in the cycle lane as he thought I'd shouted at some student girls to get out of the cycle lane.
The guy in front of me (brown langster with flat bars with bar ends) had said something but it was hardly like he shouted - more asked them to stay on their side - but this nutter thought it was me and decided trying to shove me off my bike with both hands against my shoulder and yelling 'Fucking cunt!' as I rode through the bollards a suitable punishment. I managed to keep it rubber side up and the following altercation to a fairly unpleasant verbal exchange rather than kicking the crap out of him - he didn't know what to say when I told him it was the guy in front of me who'd opened his mouth not me.
He clearly has issues with bikes and feels the need to defend the honour of student girls. Nut job: About 5'8'', black or mixed race with greying curly hair. Not sure of age but certainly over 30. Dressed like he was off to some sad menial job somewhere.