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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.

> Wave goodbye to the puncture fairy - with tyres that will never get a flat (+ video)

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.