A CYCLIST has described the moment he was knocked off his bike - and then punched in the face.

Carer Alan said he had been left feeling anxious after the brutal assault near the Tally Ho pub on Schneider Road, Barrow.

The 32-year-old dad suffered a broken nose and police are now hunting for his attacker.

"I was riding back from a group and after a car came speeding around the corner I got knocked off my bike," he said.

“A man, who was the passenger, got out of the car and punched me four times in the face.

“He ran out of the car so quickly - I was just completely shocked.

"The woman who was driving was shouting out of the window trying to get the man to stop.

“I still feel shaken up from it and anxious to even go out.”

Police said the cyclist was knocked off his bike by a Vauxhall Meriva at around 7.15pm on Monday.

After the incident he went home to his family with ‘blood all over’ him and his bike.

His partner, 33-year-old Rebecca, said she was ‘shocked’ after seeing him.

“He was so distraught when he came home with blood everywhere," she said.

“It was just that initial shock of seeing him and I immediately thought he got knocked over, but then to find he had been both knocked over and punched and attacked was awful.

“It’s hard to get your head around that someone could do this and it was awful to see particularly for our one-year-old daughter.”

Alan is also the stepfather of two boys.

After getting home Alan then went to Furness General Hospital and has to wait a week for the swelling around his nose to go down before doctors can fix it.

A police investigation is under way into the assault.

The attacker has been described as a white male, 6ft tall of a medium build, around 30 years old and with black hair.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them on 101 quoting log 243 of April 15.