I've been having what can only be described as a migning time on the roads lately. Had months with no kind of mishap, then the last fortnight has been grim. Friday was horrid. On the way home from work, I got rear ended by a car. I'd stopped at a 'keep clear' box, the traffic was bumper to bumper and another bike wanted out there (from the side road, to my left). Car behind me didn't like that, sounded her horn. I turned round, she gave me a savage face and a hand gesture, I'm ashamed to say I gave her a gesture back. After all, when I stopped I couldn't get all the way through the keep clear box, there was a cyclist wanted out there anyway, so I waited. Woman behind me had no business sounding her horn at me, had even less bisuness giving me rude gestures. Cycled on again, slowly, because there wasn't much point rushing to catch up with the traffic ahead. She got way too close, seemed very aggress, and nudged me from behind. I'd been considering stopping to dismount, but I didn't get the chance, she hit me first. I insisted on her contact details, she refused. I insisted agian, she still refused. I waited, rush hour traffic building up, another motorist got out and said she'd be a witness, saying she'd seen everything, seen me pull out of the side road and give her a rude gesture (mistaking me for the other cyclist who I'd let out). At that point, I wasn't going to get anywhere, I rode on, straight to the polcie station. Didn't get there before the same motorist intentionally passed close and pulled straight in to the kerb though. So, I reported it. Went straight to the station and made a report, Plod phoned back later and explained that yes, it might well be on CCTV. Yes, if it happened as I describe it said footage will show me to be right and her to be wrong, and yes, she broke the law in refusing to stop, and in hitting someone from behind in that way she's clearly in the wrong. But no, despite there being a small amount of damage to my bike (back wheel needs some attention), the CPS won't take action on it (they won't decide that it is in the public interest to take action) so the police don't really want to persue it. Plod woman I talked to didn't understand really why I chose to stop, and wanted to know if there is a cycle lane there (there isn't, but how the smeg is that relevant?). I got them to agree that they'll look at the CCTV footage. Nothing will come of it, but I'll make damned sure that I push this as far as I can. Come to Cambridge, the town where you can assault cyclists freely, as long as you use your car. Even if its on CCTV footage, it isn't in the public interest to prosecute.