Youth alleged to have planted metal object under leaves

A Hull cyclist has sustained a broken wrist after hitting a metal object allegedly planted in his way by a group of youths.

Police said the man was riding into an underpass near Dansom Lane and Mount Pleasant when he passed a group of five youths. He fell from his bike when he hit a piece of metal that was hidden under leaves and heard the youths shouting about it.

A spokesman for Humberside Police told the Hull Daily Mail: "He shouted at the group, who were reported to have responded in an aggressive manner verbally. The man was able to continue his journey and later sought treatment for a broken wrist."

Anyone with information is asked to call Humberside Police on 101, quoting the reference number 2014489.

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.