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Video: Deer demolishes mountain biker on South Downs

A cyclist on the Wiggle South Downs Epic sportive gets sideswiped by a deer that comes out of nowhere

A cyclist taking part in the Wiggle South Downs Epic mountain bike sportive this Sunday had to take a bit of break after a collision with a deer left him dazed.

The incident was caught on camera by fellow mountain biker and YouTuber Jakub Jalowiec who was immediately behind the hit-and-bound victim.

The incident took place somewhere between East Dean and Fontwell, towards the southern edge of the South Downs.

In the comments below the video on Youtube, Jalowiec noted how much he enjoyed the ride, He wrote that there were "plenty of climbs and downhill sections. Not forgetting the wildlife lol."

We were disappointed at the absence of a slow-motion replay so that we could effectively analyse the impact. So, being the resourceful types that we are here at road.cc we created a 3-second GIF of the collision so that you can replay the moment to your heart's content.

Bicycles and cyclists don't tend to pollute to the same extent as most road users and their vehicles, therefore you'd think nature would let off a bit.

In reality, nature is indiscriminate. Sure, it's not personal, but we can't help but feel like Mother Nature and her armies of creatures and critters have it out for cyclists every time we see videos like these:

Just this week we saw a Californian cyclist literally collide with a bear. The rider in question was Instagram user Davis Souza who was unhurt, but was concerned about the bear that he hit, saying that he couldn't "ask if it was alright or anything."

- Watch: Mountain Biker in California crashes into a bear

Kangaroos have also been known to cause cyclists trouble. The most recent example on road.cc however saw a kangaroo come to an unfortunate end in something of a kamakazee attack on a group of cyclists.

- Watch: Cyclist hospitalised as kangaroo leaps across road

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Fish_n_Chips | 7 years ago
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That rider held on for his deer life...

 

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Beatnik69 | 7 years ago
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ooh ooh, I've got another one... I wonder if he was using an ANT-ler+ power meter!  4

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DrJDog | 7 years ago
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I wooden want to ride that trail.

 

Am I doing this right?

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Beatnik69 | 7 years ago
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judging from the way he fell, at least he wouldn't have damaged his deer-ailleur! Probably just got up and roe-d off! Two for the price of one.

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fretters replied to Beatnik69 | 7 years ago
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Beatnik69 wrote:

judging from the way he fell, at least he wouldn't have damaged his deer-ailleur! 

 

laughlaughlaugh

 

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CygnusX1 | 7 years ago
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Sorry, it was the best I could come up with on the hoof

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StraelGuy | 7 years ago
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Goat to the back of the class, that was terrible...

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evo-playa | 7 years ago
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Ewe must be joking....oh wait wrong animal. indecision

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CygnusX1 replied to evo-playa | 7 years ago
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evo-playa wrote:

Ewe must be joking....oh wait wrong animal. indecision

That was a llama attempt at getting in on the act

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DaveE128 | 7 years ago
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..

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chokofingrz | 7 years ago
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He was just cycling along and then BAM! bi

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Fish_n_Chips | 7 years ago
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You lot have no i-deer how to make a joke.

 

 

Can someone get my coat as I was thrown out...

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fretters | 7 years ago
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the deer obviously hadn't herd them coming

it might not have seen them either if it was a no eye deer

 

 

 

not bothering to get my coat, need a very quick exit

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Notsofast replied to fretters | 7 years ago
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fretters wrote:

the deer obviously hadn't herd them coming

it might not have seen them either if it was a no eye deer

 

 

 

not bothering to get my coat, need a very quick exit

 

va-moose?

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Notsofast | 7 years ago
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buck that for a laugh

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therealsmallboy | 7 years ago
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Scary for the bloke who was fallow-ing too!

 

I'll get mine....

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srchar | 7 years ago
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Were the chaps involved on a stag do?

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Leviathan replied to srchar | 7 years ago
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srchar wrote:

Were the chaps involved on a stag do?

No, it was a doe, a deer, a female deer.

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arfa | 7 years ago
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To paraphrase Homer Simpson:

"doe" !

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Yorkshie Whippet | 7 years ago
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I get to be the first to say it then.

Oh deer! 

I'll get my coat.

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Gus T replied to Yorkshie Whippet | 7 years ago
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Yorkshie Whippet wrote:

I get to be the first to say it then.

Oh deer! 

I'll get my coat.

 

Just buck off with puns like that

and I'll get my coat as well

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Stratman replied to Gus T | 7 years ago
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Gus T wrote:
Yorkshie Whippet wrote:

I get to be the first to say it then.

Oh deer! 

I'll get my coat.

 

Just buck off with puns like that

and I'll get my coat as well

 

Doen't encourage him!

 

I'll get mine

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srchar replied to Yorkshie Whippet | 7 years ago
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Yorkshie Whippet wrote:

Oh deer! 

As Homer Simpson would say... "Doe!"

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