Moped rider is kicked to the ground by started horse

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.

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

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 runs 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)

In the clip, 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

In the clip, 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 Tyler 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 falls, the man swiftly jumps up and walks over to his bike as a rider wearing a yellow vest trots over to see what happened (pictured)

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

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