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Matt LeBlanc admits using his horn to get cyclists out of his way; stops short of ‘bumping them with the car’

This article is originally from Cycling Week

Cycling campaigners aren’t happy with his comments

Matt Le Blanc has spoken of his frustration of being stuck behind cyclists Credit: Eric Charbonneau/REX/Shutterstock/Grant Robinson

Top Gear presenter Matt LeBlanc has been doing the media rounds in recent weeks as the motoring show returns to BBC for another series, with the former Friends star also taking the opportunity to give his opinion on cyclists.

In an interview with Event magazine, LeBlanc, who has a flat in central London, admitted succumbing to road rage when he was held up by cyclists apparently riding side by side (and therefore perfectly legally) on the capital’s roads.

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“It’s when there are three or four of them, side by side so they can chat — but they don’t move out of the way,” LeBlanc said.

“That’s frustrating. Do I bump ’em with the car? No. But I maybe give a tap on the horn like, ‘Come on, move over’.”

LeBlanc also said that he would personally be scared if he cycled in the capital, describing riding in London as “like a death sentence”.

However LeBlanc did not say if he would be scared of riding a bike because of the potential for impatient drivers coming up from behind sounding their horns.

The 50-year-old actor and TV presenter’s comments came in for criticism from cycling campaigners, with Cycling UK’s head of campaigns Duncan

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