Cyclists often encounter the oddest things when out on a ride. Strange abandoned objects by the roadside, people dressed in unusual clothes, and even other cyclists.
We recently asked Cycling Weekly readers to tell us about the funniest thing they had ever seen on a ride. Here are a selection of answers, brought to you in association with Decathlon (opens in new tab).
We have to be honest, though, some of the answers weren't quite fit for publication.
What is the funniest thing you've ever seen while out cycling? Let us know in the comment box below.
Oh my god, that was a human skull in that field?! Stopped my bike to investigate. Looked over the gate. Bloody hell it is, it is a human skull. Climbed the gate and waded through the mud in my new white cycling shoes shaking with fear and anticipation… it was a turnip. Time to visit the optician I think.
Old farmer’s wife standing naked at her window. Must've been in her 80's. Almost crashed into a hedge. The hazards of early Sunday morning country rides.
This young lady out for a 10km mtb unicycle ride... she had a grin a mile wide. Which after all is what cycling is all about. Devils Punchbowl cycle path, Surrey.
Out cycling with some friends last summer we bumped into 50 Elvises and a Smurf, all riding bicycles down the canal towpath.
On my mountain bike one day in the Galloway forest, and was getting a horrible feeling of being watched. I ended up with the fright of my life when a whole squad of army in full camo gear was hiding in the woods next to me on exercise. 10/10 for the camo... genuinely didn’t see them until the last second.
Cycling through the Lincolnshire back roads last Sunday, randomly saw a sign outside a house saying 'Vote for Trump', at the time I thought it was hilarious, but now I do not!
In France one evening enjoying a ride up a mountain when a bloke appeared, naked from the waist down, and proceeded to water his hanging baskets. With a watering can, I might add.
During my short commute, cycling towards me with beaming faces were four or five school kids in various states of uniform. They were giving it everything, racing each other along the cycle path. As I passed them I had to chuckle. Tucked in behind them, in full pro kit was a chap clinging on to the back of the pack
Riding into a North Yorkshire village and finding these two mannequins enjoying some wine at 9:30 in a Sunday morning.
I once saw a group of morris dancers on bikes struggling up a hill in the middle of a council estate. They were all wearing bells on their legs so they made a lot of jingling.
A female rider on a fairly expensive road bike, kitted out head to toe in lycra... with cowboy boots on.
A guy taking his reindeer for a walk, on a lead, down a mountain road.
Several days into Race Across America, delirious, somewhere in Kansas, seeing a lady in a drive-through McDonalds on a ride-on lawn mower.
I was out with a few mates a couple of weeks ago, sprinting to the finish, giving it everything I had, when I got hit square in the face by a low-flying pigeon. How I managed to stay on the bike I'll never know! It gave me a fat lip too. My mates found it hilarious.
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.
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