Story By: John Feng, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report
Video Credit: AsiaWire
This is the moment a man risks his life by cycling backwards through heavy traffic while holding a toy machine gun and crossbow in either hand.
The scenes were captured by traffic cameras in Haishu District in the coastal city of Ningbo in East China’s Zhejiang Province on 8th November.
In the footage, the man wearing a top hat can be seen sitting back to front on his bicycle as he rides through a crowded bike lane and then weaves through traffic.
He does not hold on to his handlebar as he raises his toy automatic rifle in one hand and his large crossbow in the other.
The video shows him cycling backwards through a junction, barely using a zebra crossing, before weaving past traffic and even running a red light.
He is eventually stopped by a motorcycle traffic cop who appears momentarily stunned as the stuntman cycles past him backwards.
The cop quickly catches up to the man who reluctantly stops and climbs off his bike.
Haishu District police said the man claimed he was practising the stunt in order to set a new Guinness record for cycling backwards.
The current record for backwards cycling is held by Australian Andrew Hellinga, who achieved a distance of 337.60 kilometres (209.77 miles) and the Holden Performance Driving Centre in Queensland, Australia, between 7th and 8th October 2013.
It is unclear whether the Chinese cyclist was planned to create a new category involving holding objects.
The authorities fined him 40 RMB (4 GBP) for his offences – endangering traffic safety and running a red light.
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