A CYCLIST suffered minor cuts after another cyclist kicked his bike, knocking him to the ground.

North Yorkshire Police said the assault happened in Malton Road, York, at about 8.40pm on Saturday.

"The victim, a 28-year-old local man, was cycling towards the junction with Muncastergate when he spotted another cyclist coming towards him pulling wheelies," said a spokesman.

"The victim blew his horn as a warning to the other cyclist who came back and kicked his bike twice, knocking him to the ground, before riding of towards Heworth Green."

He said the offending cyclist was a white man in his mid-20s, around 5ft 10in tall, with a medium build and dark stubble, and was wearing a light-coloured hooded top with the hood up and dark bottoms. He was riding a red mountain bike.

Anyone who witnessed the assault or has information which could assist should call police on 101.