Man arrested over mountain biker assault

Police have made an arrest over the alleged assault of a cyclist on a Christchurch mountain bike track during Easter weekend.

A 45-year-old man was arrested and charged with assault this morning, police said. He had been bailed to reppear on April 23.

Cyclist Jordan Brizzell, 24, said he was assaulted by a fellow cyclist on the Flying Nun track on the Port Hills.

The incident, caught on film using his helmet video camera, was sparked followed a dispute about "track etiquette'', Brizzell said.

The video had gone viral online within days of being uploaded, receiving more than 97,000 views on video-sharing website YouTube.