They say two wrongs don’t make a right, but in this video we can see that if you’re both in the wrong the least you can do is both jovially admit it, pick yourselves up and go about your business.
We’ve no idea who the rider and pedestrian are in this clip, but we think you’ll agree the pedestrian deserves a medal for being surprisingly pleasant about being knocked on his arse, and at least an 8/10 for his rolling fall.
For the record, road.cc does not condone riding the wrong way unless you’re going to be a lot more careful than this bloke was.
Oh, and yes, we know it's a bit old, but it still made us smile.
John has been writing about bikes and cycling for over 30 years since discovering that people were mug enough to pay him for it rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work.
He was heavily involved in the mountain bike boom of the late 1980s as a racer, team manager and race promoter, and that led to writing for Mountain Biking UK magazine shortly after its inception. He got the gig by phoning up the editor and telling him the magazine was rubbish and he could do better. Rather than telling him to get lost, MBUK editor Tym Manley called John’s bluff and the rest is history.
Since then he has worked on MTB Pro magazine and was editor of Maximum Mountain Bike and Australian Mountain Bike magazines, before switching to the web in 2000 to work for CyclingNews.com. Along with road.cc founder Tony Farrelly, John was on the launch team for BikeRadar.com and subsequently became editor in chief of Future Publishing’s group of cycling magazines and websites, including Cycling Plus, MBUK, What Mountain Bike and Procycling.
John has also written for Cyclist magazine, edited the BikeMagic website and was founding editor of TotalWomensCycling.com before handing over to someone far more representative of the site's main audience.
He joined road.cc in 2013. He lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.