Man balancing on bike at traffic lights ‘not showing off’

A MAN doing that balancing thing on his bike at the traffic lights does not want you to look at him because he is ‘doing it for practical reasons’.

Tom Booker, 37, insists he is not showing off even though it looks like he is doing a circus act at every single red light.

Booker said: “I only ‘track stand’ because it saves time putting my feet on and off the pedals.

“If I can be home two minutes quicker then that’s two minutes I can utilise for recreational purposes.”

Booker added: “My excessive use of Lycra is also about shaving vital seconds off my commute and nothing to do with the muscular contouring effect on my thighs.”

Passer-by Wayne Hayes said: “If cosmic ordering really works he will topple over and I will see it.”