A CYCLIST was sent flying over his handlebars after a gang of teenagers pushed a bike out in front of him.

The “disgusting” incident happened near St Thomas of Canterbury Church in Woodford Green High Road on Saturday evening (July 8).

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We left London Fields last night as a group of five, but less than 90 minutes later were reduced to four following a ridiculous decision from a group of kids near Epping. They rolled an old mountain bike out into the front wheel of @bamesjerry. I was behind him and went over the top and @nicknumbernine didn't have the time to stop either. • Thankfully James and I got off relatively lightly, but @nicknumbernine ended up on the train back to London far sooner than any of us would've liked. • 🎥 @pedalpilots • #10000kmcc #DunwichDynamo

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Richard Frazier and four other riders were 90 minutes into the 120-mile Dunwich Dynamo race from Hackney to the Suffolk Coast when they were unexpectedly interrupted.

An Instagram video shows a gang of around five teens roll an old bike in front of them as they hurtled down the road at full speed.

Crashing into his friend James, Mr Frazier was sent flying over the handlebars. Their friend Nick could not stop in time either.

The post reads: “We left London Fields last night as a group of five, but less than 90 minutes later were reduced to four following a ridiculous decision from a group of kids.

“Thankfully James and I got off relatively lightly, but @nicknumbernine ended up on the train back to London far sooner than any of us would’ve liked.”

Nearly 1,000 people took to Instagram to express their disgust at the teenager’s “terrible” actions.

One asked “What the f**k is wrong with people”, while others were desperate to check if the riders were okay.

Mr Frazier replied: “They scattered before we got ourselves on our feet.

“I’m just glad we were the last few riders through the traffic lights – could’ve been a serious pile-up otherwise.”

He added the youths “can’t have been more than 14”, and the group gave the bike to some men drinking at the Horse & Well pub afterwards so they would not come back and do it again.

A woman who saw the men in the middle of the road but had not realised what happened said: “I had no idea this is what happened, I'm so sorry for you guys. Thank you for making it safe for others.

“This is very sad, I hope all of you are ok.”

A parent at Trinity Catholic High School nearby said he would speak to the head teacher to try to find the culprits.