‘Cyclists don’t have nine lives’ is the payoff line of this video from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration featuring pro cyclist Thor Hushovd. In the video, Hushovd just survives a number of on-bike scrapes including throwing himself over the bonnet of a car.
We wonder if he did he own stunts?
Spotted by road.cc forum user SM who says: "Video doesn't take sides and demonstrates dangers of not being a considerate road user to both cyclist and driver. Like it. Come on Wiggo, get your acting make-up on and do your country proud!"
Our official grumpy Northerner, John has been riding bikes for over 30 years since discovering as an uncoordinated teen that a sport could be fun if it didn't require you to catch a ball or get in the way of a hulking prop forward.
Road touring was followed by mountain biking and a career racing in the mud that was as brief as it was unsuccessful.
Somewhere along the line came the discovery that he could string a few words together, followed by the even more remarkable discovery that people were mug enough to pay for this rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work. He's pretty certain he's worked for even more bike publications than Mat Brett.
The inevitable 30-something MAMIL transition saw him shift to skinny tyres and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.