From bike accident to punch in the face took just five minutes

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Cyclist rear-ended by a car while stopped in a safety square in Brussels

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Disrespect then intimidation , then violence – this is cycling in Brussels

Yesterday, I got smacked in the face by an onlooker at a bicycle accident. I stopped my bike at an incident where a car had hit another cyclist, on a VeloVille bike, from behind. Made sure he was OK and helped with  couple of photos at the scene – and a third party walked up from nowhere, kicked the VeloVille bike, telling him to move on, and then punched me square in the face. This is cycling in Brussels.

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