By Chris Adams
A cyclist who claims he was ‘bumped off’ his bike by a dozy motorist got revenge by applying the HANDBRAKE to the driver’s caravan – before cheekily filming his wheel-spins as he struggled to set off again.
Ken Lofts said he played the prank after the caravan collided with him at a set of traffic lights in Scarborough town centre last Monday.
After the driver allegedly failed to even notice the shunt, furious Ken pulled up the handbrake on the trailer and looked on in amusement as the lights changed FIVE TIMES before the car eventually got up and running again.
Hilarious footage shows a group trying to push the caravan to get it moving as the Vauxhall Vectra’s wheels spin hopelessly â€“ all failing to realise the handbrake was on.Â
Fish and chip shop worker Ken said that although he was unharmed by the collision, he still felt aggrieved at the caravan owner’s ‘lack of attention’.
Ken, 48, from Scarborough, North Yorkshire, said: “I was just stood under a bus shelter giggling to myself. It was only a bit of fun.
“It just shows how little attention the driver was paying that firstly he didn’t notice hitting me, and secondly he didn’t notice me put his handbrake on.
“I didn’t come off the bike completely but he bumped me off the saddle and I had to get my feet down to stop myself falling over.
“He clipped me on the arm with the front of the caravan but there was no acknowledgement, no apology, nothing. I ended up on the path.
“He was slowing down for the traffic lights and I was in front of him. As a cyclist there’s always a few close calls but no-one’s ever actually struck me before.
“I was a bit p****d off at the lack of a ‘sorry’ or anything so I thought ‘how can I get him back?’. The handbrake was right there so I pulled it up and off I went.”
After pulling off his prank, Ken took shelter from the rain with his bike under a nearby porch and watched as the driver failed to get going again.
Dad-of-six Ken said: “The driver could have been there all day and not realised what was going on.Â
“It was only because two people were crossing the road and spotted him not moving. A passenger got out and at one point all three of them were scratching their heads trying to figure out the problem.
“Eventually they worked it out but in that time the lights changed about five times.Â
“I think it was a combination of their confusion, the wet surface, the condition of the road – I never expected the wheels to spin and squeal for that long.
“I was in a good mood before that and I suppose it was a but mischievous. I just thought ‘sod it’. I did have a good laugh when they tried to push the caravan.
“People said I put them in danger but if they were the ones who put me in danger, so this was just a bit of revenge for that.”