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Dramatic helmet camera footage from South Africa's Western Cape province...

A cyclist in South Africa has been robbed of his bike at gunpoint - and filmed the incident on his helmet camera, posting the dramatic footage to YouTube.

The theft took place in Somerset West in Western Cape Province and the film was uploaded to YouTube by the rider under the user name Lucky Jakkals.

In the description to the video, he says: "MTB ride on Saturday 31st May 2014 from Ongegund, last few km's before end of session. Armed gunman and 2 others stopped myself and took cellphone, car keys, oakleys and bike."

The man toting the gun looks straight at the camera at one point, but Lucky Jakkals adds: "Fortunately they did not have a clue what a GOPRO was and this is the evidence that will assist in their prosecution!"

 

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.