We’ve watched this video any number of times now. Even though we know that the cyclist escapes unscathed, we still can’t quite work out how.
If you’ve ever watched a tree being felled by an expert, you’ll know that it can be a mesmerising sight. This particular tree was brought down… inexpertly.
The cyclist quite literally ducks under this. That’s how close it is. You can’t imagine the helmet would have done a great deal had they failed to do so.
“Clearly the cyclist is at fault,” wrote Ben Heath on Facebook. “You’re supposed to give way to falling trees for god sake! And why didn't he ring his bell?”
Jim Barker commented: “Words fail me. My industry is filling with muppets, my insurance premium rises every year because of crap like this.”
Gareth Jones countered: “All health & Safety procedures were adhered to. Did you not hear the bloke call 'heads'?”