A motorist who knocked a cyclist off his bike in Richmond Park has been fined more than £600 and hit with penalty points.

Jon Weale, 29, of Barnfield Avenue, Kingston, appeared at Lavender Hill Magistrates’ Court on Monday, May 12, for trial, having pleaded not guilty.

On July 27 last year, while driving his Jaguar X-type in Sawyer’s Hill, he pulled up alongside a cyclist and Weale’s passenger shouted abuse about who had right of way.

Weale beeped his horn and the cyclist retaliated by swearing, the court heard.

He then drove his car towards the cyclist, knocking him off his bike and driving off.

Weale received a £100 fine for driving without due care and attention but did not receive penalty points.

He was fined a further £250 as well as having to pay costs of £250 and a victim surcharge of £25, bringing his total costs to £625.

He also received five penalty points on his licence for failing to stop.