'Lunatic' motorist who knocked down a pair of nude cyclists undertaking a UK tour for charity is being hunted by police

A 'lunatic' motorist who knocked down a pair of nude cyclists undertaking a tour of UK landmarks for charity is being hunted by police.

Colin Unsworth, 52, and Sadie Tann, 32, who are riding from Lands End to John O’Groats on a tandem, captured the brazen “attack” on video last week.

And the pair now say police are taking the incident so seriously that there may be an “attempted murder charge” for the culprits if they’re arrested.

The dramatic incident happened on July 4 while they were cycling through countryside on the outskirts of Perth, Scotland.

A car slows down and turns into their tandem bike, with the female passenger heard yelling at the innocent couple: “You’re a f*cking prostitute”.

They were knocked to the ground and claimed the car later turned around and came back after them - but thankfully both were left unhurt following the violent incident.

But Colin, from Adlington, Lancs., said he was shocked by the driver’s level of aggression after receiving positive feedback throughout their journey.

He said: “Most people laugh or give us a thumbs up, or they'll ask us what we're doing and we just say it's for charity and they wish us luck.

“[But] in Perth, we got attacked by a lunatic driving their car into us.

"We always knew there would be some people who would ring the police or whatever, but I wasn't expecting that level of aggression from a member of the public.

"It shook us up a lot, but physically we are uninjured but it really made us cautious about where we get naked again and which naked stretches we do.

Colin said the local police are now taking the incident so seriously, that they may press charges if they find the culprits.

He said: “They are taking it very seriously because the car was driven past us and then turned around and came back for us.

“There is potential they can fine the driver for a potential attempted murder charge."

"We were on Facebook live when it happened so there's video evidence of them in the car, driving past us and then turning round and coming back after us.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson confirmed enquiries were “ongoing” into the incident.

They said: “Police enquiries are ongoing after a 52-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman who were riding a tandem bike were deliberately driven at and struck by a car on the A912 near to Bridge of Earn around 2 pm on Monday, 4 July.

"They did not require hospital treatment. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Colin and Sadie embarked on the 50-mile-a-day journey to raise money for mental health charity Mind and Rewilding Britain, which aims to tackle climate emergency.