Footage of an incident in which a car passenger threw orange juice over a cyclist has gone viral after being posted to the video-sharing app, TikTok.
The video, which was posted on Friday and can be watched here, has amassed almost 700,000 views and 18,500 likes as well as nearly 1,000 comments to date.
It is believed that the footage was shot in Australia. It shows the passenger leaning out of the vehicle as the driver passes the cyclist, then throwing the orange juice over them from a McDonald’s paper cup.
One commenter to the video called it a “just a d1ck move,” while another observed, “Wanting to do this and actually doing it takes a special kind of sickness.”
“People like this should lose their drivers license and have to ride a bike,” said one response to the post. “Roads are not just for cars and cyclist
have every right to use the road.”
Another commented: “When you get charged with assault you gotta post that too.”
Predictably, the video has also attracted a number of anti-cycling comments too, such as one that read, “I’m so glad someone finally did what I’ve always wanted to do.”
Originating in China and launched abroad for iOS and Android devices in 2017, TikTok has been downloaded by more than 1 billlion people globally and was the seventh most downloaded app of the past decade.
Simon has been news editor at road.cc 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.