Hey all, anyone here had any trouble with moped riders recently? I experienced two separate incidents out riding yesterday. I don't do much "road" cycling, most of my road cycling is just commuting and getting around in zones 1,2,3 South, but yesterday after coming off a bit badly on a bridleway near Warlingham I decided to ride home to Camberwell only on road. I went via my mum's to grab some bandages and clean the wound, as she doesn't live too far from Warlingham and used to be a pharmacist :)
Anyway, the mopeds. The first incident happened near Chipstead on Outwood Ln. Three mopeds were coming towards me, one moved into the oncoming lane and started to drive head on towards me until I cycled into the steep verge on that particular road. Essentially like he was playing chicken with me. Luckily for me I was moving uphill so I wasn't riding particularly fast and it was easy to stop and lean into the verge.
Second incident, on my way back to Camberwell just before the 5 ways junction at Morden a moped with a passenger came up behind me. The passenger shouted and then pushed me hard in the back attempting to push me off. Luckily I didn't fall and just veered off into the curb.
It seems mad that I'd have two similar incidents in a day, but then I'm not out as a road cyclist that much.
Should I report the incidents to the police? Nothing will come of the first, there's never ever been any cameras down there. The second though was just before a junction that must have quite a few cameras.