A CYCLIST travelling along country lanes has achieved a new personal best by creating an incredible 64-car queue behind him.
Julian Cook, aged 36, admitted that he had hoped to beat his own record but had never expected to smash it by more than 30 cars.
He said: “I’d planned my route carefully, of course. All country lanes, all nice and narrow, all popular shortcuts on sat nav. It’s a nice sunny weekend but honestly I hadn’t set my goals beyond 20 cars and maybe a tractor.
“When I was climbing the hills I could tell I had a solid following because of the beeping, so I made sure to ride in the centre of the road so they could check out my lycra-clad arse pumping away as they crawled along in first gear.
“But when the road finally widened and they passed me, they just kept coming and coming and coming. I must have watched the footage from my helmet camera 50 times: car after car after car, all making obscene gestures and shouting abuse. I swelled with pride.
“Just think of the number of pub meals booked I ruined, the number of National Trust visits cut short, the blood-boiling frustration that will have spoiled so many days out. All because of one heroic cyclist.
“I was so pleased I treated myself to a new bike. Which takes me to a new personal best of nine.”