THE owner of a folding bicycle has narrowly survived after attempting to overtake a cyclist with normal-sized wheels.
London commuter Julian Cook was pedalling like fuck to make his circus clown-type bicycle go faster when his heart and lungs reached maximum capacity.
Cook said: “Pushing through the pain barrier, I managed to get parallel with the normal bike before realising he had only slowed down to adjust his jacket. He smirked at me then sped off.”
Left travelling at a lethal speed for a folding bicycle, Cook managed to veer off into puddle before being sick.
He added: “I was in so much shock I ended up walking to work with the Brompton folded up in my briefcase. I’ll ride again, but now I’ll always remember my place.
“Sometimes I forget that I have tiny wheels no bigger than a pair of hoop earrings.