WATCH: Shocking moment Irish cyclist is shoved into ditch by passenger in passing car
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WATCH: Shocking moment Irish cyclist is shoved into ditch by passenger in passing car

THIS is the frightening moment a cyclist was violently pushed from his bike by a passenger in an overtaking car.

The video, which was sent in to RTÉ Radio One's Liveline, shows the cyclist horrifyingly fall into a ditch before flipping upside down at speed.

Footage was recorded from inside the car and shows a passenger leaning out of the window as they approach the man on his bike.

The cyclist, who was lucky to escape without serious injury, phoned in to Liveline to recall his harrowing experience.

"I remember it happening to me and coming home. I hadn't seen the video yet, but I was shocked, I don't know how I didn't break my neck.

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"It was the force of it. It doesn't take much when you're on the bike and clipped into the pedals to knock you off balance.

"Once he pushed me and I got up onto the grass verge, I wasn't coming back from it. I just couldn't believe it."

The cyclist, John, remembers hearing the car approaching him, presuming it would simply overtake him. He said he was amazed that people in the car showed no remorse, even after watching him crumple to the ground.

"I was flat out on the road and they just kept going, didn't care. I could've been dead, could've broken my neck, an oncoming car could've run over me then."

John added that his wife and children had also seen the video of the attack.

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"I can see the look on their face and they're telling me 'You're not going up there alone again'."