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Video: Drunk bloke borrows bike on Copenhagen metro, crashes it

A different kind of bikes-on-trains story

Here’s a different kind of bikes-on-trains story – the short version being that a drunk bloke borrowed a bike on the Copenhagen metro, lost control of it and crashed through a glass panel.

The video was posted to YouTube by the bike’s owner, Olav Anker Jessen.

He said he was travelling home from a party with two friends when two “really drunk” men – one the person riding the bike in the video – struck up conversation with them.

At the next station, one of them asked him if he could ride the bike, and since the train had been stopped there for a while, Jessen agreed – although he swiftly changed his mind when the train started moving … “It’s an expensive bike, and I had a buyer for it the next day, so I was freaking scared,” he explained.

It was too late though. The man got on the bike and, as Jessen says, “The rest is history,” as the man went crashing through a glass panel.

Jesen says he “couldn’t stop laughing,” and that the train stopped a moment later, whereupon the man who crashed the bike got off, nursing an injured shoulder.

“In walks a metro-conductor, looks me in the eyes, looks at the glass all over, and walks out again,” added Jessen, whose friends also got off, leaving him standing there.

Just another night out really.

Simon has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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