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Barking bike security measure filmed in China as dog guards bicycle (+ video)

Man's two best friends work in harmony... while man pops to the shops...

A man in Nanning, Guangxi Province, China has hit upon a novel way of ensuring potential theieves are deterred from trying to take his bike while he pops into the shops, with his golden retriever dog standing guard with one paw on the bike until he returns.

What's more, his four-legged friend, known locally as the 'bike-hugging dog' but who also goes by the name of Li Li, then jumps up onto the rear of the bike before issuing a bark to tell its owner that he's good to go, as shown in the video below.

In response to comments made to the YouTube video, user ALCREW who uploaded it has started a website aimed at securing a better perch for the pooch - it's ot clear whether Li Li's owner actually wants one or even knows about the video, but you can find out more at


Simon joined 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.

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minnellium | 11 years ago

Youtube account closed - try this

antonio | 11 years ago

absolutely brilliantly barking mad !!

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