After a backlash from irate motorists claiming the parked car was on the cyclist’s side of the road, the spokesman elaborated and said: “The driver didn’t just endanger one cyclist, he was also too close to those following.
“He would have seen a group of bikes in a line, and chose to accelerate to a speed increasing the danger to all of them and swerve over the white lines towards them.
“If he had simply driven to the conditions at a less dangerous speed and stayed on his own side of the road he wouldn’t have been prosecuted. If people do choose to endanger vulnerable road users by poor driving, they need to remember that any pedestrian, horse rider, cyclist or vehicle may be recording.
“We will be happy to make sure that there are consequences to endangering others.”
The campaign group the Alliance of British Drivers retweeted the footage with the caption: “If you weren’t already convinced that the police are out to get you…”