Moped rider is kicked to the ground by started horse

Moment moped rider is kicked to the ground by startled horse as he tries to overtake Army procession near London’s Hyde Park

  • Moped tried to speed ahead of a King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery procession 
  • Driver tried to maneuver around traffic island outside a hotel in Kensington 
  • He was sent flying when moped hit the back of one a horse, causing it to kick out 

A freaked horse kicked a rider off a moped as he tried to overtake an army procession near London‘s Hyde Park.

The impatient moped rider tried to speed ahead of a 90-metre King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery procession as they made their way along the road.

But, with oncoming traffic speeding towards him, the driver tried to maneuver around a traffic island outside the Park International Hotel in Kensington.

His time-saving trick went terribly wrong when the moped hit the back of one of the animals, causing it to kick out – and sending him flying.

The man was kicked off his moped after he tried to overtake the procession

A freaked horse kicked a rider off a moped (right) as he tried to overtake (left) an army procession near London’s Hyde Park

The rider hit the back of one of the animals, causing it to kick out - and sending him flying (pictured)

The rider hit the back of one of the animals, causing it to kick out – and sending him flying (pictured)

In the clip, the moped appears to hit one if the horse’s hind legs as it tries to overtake.

As the freaked horse tries to run off, its back legs kick the already-toppling bike, sending it crashing down even quicker.

The animal – which did not have a rider but was tethered to another horse – spins around to face the man as he lies on the ground.

Shouts can be heard as the other riders tell the formation to stop.

The impatient moped rider tried to speed ahead of a 90-metre King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery procession as they made their way along the road but fell from his moped (pictured)

The impatient moped rider tried to speed ahead of a 90-metre King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery procession as they made their way along the road but fell from his moped (pictured)

The animal - which did not have a rider but was tethered to another horse - spins around to face the man as he lies on the ground

The animal – which did not have a rider but was tethered to another horse – spins around to face the man as he lies on the ground

The man swiftly jumps up and walks over to his bike as a rider wearing a yellow vest trots over to see what happened.

Met Police PC O’Hare shared the footage to Twitter, writing: ‘This is the reason the Highway Code (S214) states: ‘When passing animals, drive slowly. Give them plenty of room and be ready to stop’. 

‘It’s for their safety, the riders safety and road users safety. It’s vital.’

The animals were believed to be part of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery who were heading back to base after a training exercise in 2019.

The army has been approached for comment. 

After he fell, the man swiftly jumped up and walks over to his bike as a rider wearing a yellow vest trots over to see what happened (pictured)

After he fell, the man swiftly jumped up and walks over to his bike as a rider wearing a yellow vest trots over to see what happened (pictured)