Cyclist reported to police after Rubik’s Cube video goes viral

Italian student Simone Santarsiero has been reported to the police by the Royal Parks for filming himself completing a Rubik's Cube on a Boris Bike in Hyde Park

If you’ve perused our videos of the week article today you will have seen a clip of a chap completing a Rubik’s Cube while riding a Boris Bike through Hyde Park.

The attention he has received on the internet recently has alerted the Royal Parks to the clip and the rider has been reported to the police.

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Italian student Simone Santarsiero wore a GoPro to record his footage and then uploaded it to YouTube. He told the Evening Standard: “At first it was quite difficult because I realised I could not cycle without both hands, but then I realised I could do it with one.”

Adding: “People were looking at me strange, I was worried about hitting someone but I did not injure anybody.”

The Royal Parks were not happy, though, telling the Standard: “The Royal Parks welcomes safe and responsible cyclists but behaviour such as this is reckless.

“It not only endangers the safety of the cyclist but also that of other park users and wildlife. It is against the law to ride a bike in a manner that is likely to endanger someone else.”

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Cyclists are common in Hyde Park despite the fact that it carries a 5mph speed limit. Radio presenter Jeremy Vine was stopped by police last November for travelling at 16mph through the grounds.

Of Mr Santarsiero’s actions, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “If any offences are proven, police will take action against the cyclist.”