Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cyclist pictured transporting fridge freezer on back of bike

A cyclist pedals along a busy A-road – balancing a huge fridge freezer on the back of his bike. Traffic came to a standstill as he pedalled along the A1307 near Wandlebury, Cambs., with the bizarre load.

The huge domestic appliance was balanced upright on the pannier rack and held on by straps. Passing motorist John Hicks, 38, from Sawston, Cambs., pulled over with his two daughters when he spotted the bizarre sight on February 12. John said: ”It was all very exciting. Other cars stopped too. We just couldn’t believe it. It was the most bizarre sight.

”I don’t know how he managed to balance the fridge on the bike. It caused no end of laughs. It just looked so strange. We heard he was heading to Linton which is a pretty long cycle, especially if you are carrying a fridge on the back of a bike.”

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A Cambridgeshire Constabulary spokesman confirmed the force is aware of the incident. He said: ”People should ride their bikes safely and not carry inappropriate loads.” John added that the mystery cyclist was aged in his 60s and believes he carried the fridge freezer for at least three miles.

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