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Video: Cyclist somersaults after colliding with wheelchair

Footage of 24mph crash shows boy pushing wheelchair into road from behind waiting car

A cyclist has filmed the moment he was thrown over the handlebars of his bike – after colliding with an empty wheelchair that a boy was pushing across the road.

Riding with tri bars and wearing the vest of the University of Birmingham Triathlon Club, the cyclist, George Killick, was unhurt and gave a thumbs-up as he smiled into his camera after his 25mph fall.

He said on YouTube: “A kid ran across the road with a wheelchair – the car drivers told me I did a front somersault over it!”

The incident was filmed on a Garmin Virb action camera, with the footage incorporating data display.

It’s not clear what the youth, who emerged suddenly from behind a car waiting at a side junction, was doing with the wheelchair.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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