All kinds of things can cause your tyres to puncture - a shard of glass, drawing pin or piece of gravel among them - but here's a new one on us, with a rider suffering a flat due to a Müller Fruit Corner package that someone had thrown away.
Posting the footage to YouTube, 4ChordsNoNet said:
Cycling up the road the first thing I noticed was the sound of something caught in the mudguards. I pulled over to take it our and heard a horrible hissing sound.
I had run over a discarded Muller Fruit Corner pot which shattered and a shard of plastic from it went straight through my rear tyre puncturing the inner tube.
A puncture, though, is at least a minor inconvenience - if the full package had got caught up between wheel and mudguard, it could have ended much worse for the cyclist.
Simon joined road.cc 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.