Cyclist crashes onto the road after hitching a ride by hanging onto a passing car

A reckless cyclist fell off his bike while attempting to clutch onto the side of a passing car and hitch a ride.   

Motorist Sam Walker, 35, was driving along a road in Kiveton Park, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, when he spotted the daredevil holding onto the BMW in front of him.

Just seconds later, the cyclist lost his grip of the car and crashed onto the road before his bike hurtled over him. 

The cyclist appeared to be attempting a stunt known as ‘skitching’ which involves  holding onto a moving vehicle and then letting go to gain extra momentum. 

The cyclist holds onto the side of a black BMW while riding along a road in Kiveton Park, Rotherham, South Yorkshire

The cyclist holds onto the side of a black BMW while riding along a road in Kiveton Park, Rotherham, South Yorkshire

The cyclist holds onto the side of a black BMW while riding along a road in Kiveton Park, Rotherham, South Yorkshire

The man appears to lose control of his bike and slams against the side of the moving vehicle

The man appears to lose control of his bike and slams against the side of the moving vehicle

The man appears to lose control of his bike and slams against the side of the moving vehicle

During the clip, the reckless cyclist, who is not wearing a helmet, clings onto the side of the black BMW.

He then stops pedalling and allows the vehicle to pull him along the residential road before losing control of his bike and slamming into the moving BMW.

The cyclist then crashes onto the road as the vehicle drives off.  

Mr Walker, from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, said he and his colleague pulled over to help the cyclist and he walked away unscathed.

The cyclist falls off his bike and crashes onto the road as the vehicle drives off into the distance

The cyclist falls off his bike and crashes onto the road as the vehicle drives off into the distance

The cyclist falls off his bike and crashes onto the road as the vehicle drives off into the distance

Mr Walker stops his car as the cyclist crashes onto the road and attempts to stand up

Mr Walker stops his car as the cyclist crashes onto the road and attempts to stand up

Mr Walker stops his car as the cyclist crashes onto the road and attempts to stand up 

‘Then he seemed to grab hold of the car, skitching style, and didn’t let go for about a minute.

He continued: ‘The cyclist seemed drunk, I thought ‘that’s karma’ and funny because he had no helmet and he was trying to damage the car.

‘When he fell, he just got up, refused help and walked off. He seemed okay so we casually drove off.’   

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