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Cardiff cyclist catches up with driver and gives him piece of her mind after cat call

06 Jun 2021 3 minutes Read
Nanw Beard’s video

A Cardiff cyclist chased down a man who cat called her and gave him a piece of her mind of camera, before uploading the confrontation to Instagram.

Nanw Beard said she wanted to draw attention to the harassment she had to put up with every day in Wales’ capital, and called on men to do more to challenge the behaviour by others.

She told Nation.Cymru that she was cycling down Penarth Road in Cardiff when the man pulled alongside her to tell her she “should have a health warning because your backside is going to cause an accident”.

She then rode after him to confront him on camera. “When I told him that was disgusting he drove away laughing. I later caught up with him and that’s the interaction that you see in the video,” she said.

“This was the second occasion of harassment I’d received that afternoon having had another man shout that he was going to ‘f*ck me in the arse’.

“I’ve got to the point where I’m so angry and fed up with the constant barrage of street harassment I face as a woman, especially while I’m alone.”

‘Challenge it’

Nanw Beard who is now 30 says that such harassment has been “the norm” for her since her early teens.

“It’s been a part of life I’ve just had to accept. However, reading stories of women choosing not to accept this anymore has made me feel empowered,” she said.

“This man had what I presume to be his son in the car. By setting this example he’s telling young men that this behaviour is ok.

“I couldn’t miss the opportunity to call the behaviour out. I was feeling vulnerable and intimidated following the previous encounter with the first man.

“However, I felt that if he was on camera, it was unlikely that he would get out of the car or harass me further.”

She says that when she accused the man of sexual harassment he tried to “gaslight” her and laughed.

“This made me question myself, but I know that this is a common tactic when such men are called out for their behaviour,” she said.

“In terms of how we stop this happening, I think that the responsibility lies principally with men. Challenge the behaviour when you see it on the street, in bars, in conversations at work or anywhere.

“By not speaking out, you’re enabling it.”

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Mark
Mark
6 months ago

big car, little willy.

mosayboy
mosayboy
6 months ago

How about a pic please ?

Bruce
Bruce
6 months ago

Why has his face and number plate been pixilated? Identify the pathetic little bar steward so that he can be humiliated in front of the whole world, nothing else works with misogynistic idiots like him.

Elly Clark
Elly Clark
5 months ago
Reply to  Bruce

I was thinking that. He deserves to be known.

MrsK
MrsK
5 months ago
Reply to  Elly Clark

Probably because no reputable news agency is going to run the risk of being sued for defamation, when it comes out in a few days time that she fabricated the whole “incident” for her five minutes of fame.

Idiot Police
Idiot Police
5 months ago
Reply to  MrsK

So detached from reality. Get your head out your ass.

MrsK
MrsK
5 months ago
Reply to  Idiot Police

Says someone who’s just blindly accepted this woman’s version of events despite there being absolutely no evidence to back her up.

Andy
Andy
5 months ago
Reply to  MrsK

The driver confirms in the video that he told her she’d cause an accident. What more evidence do you need?

MrsK
MrsK
5 months ago
Reply to  Andy

Indeed he did.
Now tell me which part of “you’ll cause an accident” constituted sexist abuse worthy of the pantomime false outrage now displayed in this forum?

Paul
Paul
5 months ago

It saddens me that my teenage daughter is growing up in a world full of such idiots. Well done Nanw for calling him out…

arze_nice
arze_nice
5 months ago

lol how sad someone moans about a nice ar5e.

we need a pic tho!

David
David
5 months ago

She was far more abusive to the guy than he was to her. What is happening in this world..just two peoples completely different opinions. One simply took it to the extreme.

Elly Clark
Elly Clark
5 months ago
Reply to  David

Spot the man who thinks it’s ok to shout at women when they’re cycling. Were you behind the wheel?
You’re what’s wrong with the world.

MrsK
MrsK
5 months ago
Reply to  Elly Clark

The fact that she’s regularly “harassed” when out would suggest she’s out rubbing people up the wrong way.
Notice how the camera didn’t catch the “sexual harassment” only the aftermath, when she the brave and empowered woman stood up to the man.
Shame on the BBC and other news agencies for reporting this complete non-story without making any attempt to verify the facts.
Motorist and cyclist have row, feminist with chip on her shoulder stages incident to make it look “sexist.” No wonder nobody takes feminists seriously.

Idiot Police
Idiot Police
5 months ago
Reply to  MrsK

Victim blaming twot

MrsK
MrsK
5 months ago
Reply to  Idiot Police

Oh so she’s the victim now is she ?
Not the strong, independent empowered woman. Make your mind up which is she a victim or a strong empowered woman?
Show me the video that lead up to the altercation or shut up.

MrsK
MrsK
5 months ago
Reply to  Idiot Police

By the way what is twot?

Yosemite Sam
Yosemite Sam
5 months ago
Reply to  MrsK

What you are

MrsK
MrsK
5 months ago
Reply to  Yosemite Sam

Can you elaborate?

Andy
Andy
5 months ago
Reply to  MrsK

Where is your evidence that she staged it? You’re complaining of people accepting her story without attempting to verify the facts (even though the driver admits he told her she could cause an accident), but then you turn round and assert that she fabricated it, despite having no evidence of this. Hypocrite, much?

MrsK
MrsK
5 months ago
Reply to  Andy

I don’t need any evidence. I am not the one that’s making allegations against people making sexist remarks and running stories in the media. And saying “you’ll cause an accident” is not sexist. Last time I checked people in this country were innocent until proven guilty. Had this have been the other way round with a woman allegedly making a sexist comment to a male cyclist, it wouldn’t have been given air time by the media. The moment it’s a moral posturing feminist with a chip on her shoulder and a camera, the guy is hung out to dry. If… Read more »

Elly Clark
Elly Clark
5 months ago

Good on her, she was brave. Revolting man, I hope he feels thoroughly ashamed.

Vingt Suffit
Vingt Suffit
5 months ago
Reply to  Elly Clark

Not much chance of that – his sort are well below the threshold for self-awareness, armed with an infinite supply of self regard and zero empathy. Waste of oxygen, most of them. Crush their cars and turn them into ploughshares.

Elly Clark
Elly Clark
5 months ago
Reply to  Vingt Suffit

True, but his son I suspect will feel differently. Fortunately the next generation are taught very differently to the previous ones.

Timmy
Timmy
5 months ago

So it shows her confronting him but doesn’t show him saying what she is accusing him off, typical bulls#1t she thought she heard something else confronts him then gets embarrassed when she proves herself wrong but will cut and post the video to show power to the women.

Nan Beard get back in the kitchen and make me a good sandwich

Elly Clark
Elly Clark
5 months ago
Reply to  Timmy

She’s not remotely embarrassed. You don’t know women very well, clearly. When you harass women – which you clearly do – they don’t all keep quiet.

MrsK
MrsK
5 months ago
Reply to  Elly Clark

“When you harass women-which you clearly do.”

Put forward one shed of evidence to back up that ridiculous statement or shut up.

Yosemite Sam
Yosemite Sam
5 months ago
Reply to  Timmy

Timmy the w@nker with the tiny c0ck

Idiot Police
Idiot Police
5 months ago
Reply to  Timmy

You’re disgusting

Andy
Andy
5 months ago
Reply to  Timmy

When she confronts him, you can hear the driver confirming that he told her she’d cause an accident. That supports her account.

Last edited 5 months ago by Andy
MrsK
MrsK
5 months ago
Reply to  Andy

When you’re out to trash somebody’s reputation and potentially cost them their livelihood, “Supports her account” isn’t good enough.

bob
bob
5 months ago

Isn’t using a mobile phone while in control of a vechicle on the road an offense ?

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