Videos of the week: hero cyclists and a ride up the Hautacam

Too much video white noise for you to be able to spot the good stuff? Don't worry, here it is

Whether videos of a Belgian man riding into ill placed bollards or a 3D bike not quite working out were what you were looking for or not, now’s a great time to have a watch of the best cycling related videos from the last week.

On-bike camera footage and commuter headcams are now commonplace, so the volume of videos available is huge. To save you trawling through endless reems of footage, we’ve picked out the best.

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Cycliq’s compilation of rear facing spills, collisions and near misses

Earlier this week, we featured a kickstarter campaign for a device that combines both a handlebar camera with a front light, the company – Cycliq – posted a compilation of rear facing spills from their original seatpost mounted camera.

Mike Cotty takes on the deceptively hard climb of the Hautacam

Mike Cotty is a master of long climbs, conquering most big European cols. Here he ascends the Hautacam, a climb which doesn’t reach the heights of the more famous Col du Tourmalet, but certainly tests riders more than they might expect.

Cotty sums it up by saying: “I never feel that I’m fully in control on this ascent”. Newbies be warned.

3D bike doesn’t last as long as the inventor might like

Or very long at all for that matter. A great innovation for the future (maybe), this idea definitely needs some work before it can be rolled out on a mass scale.

#CyclistsAreHeroes flashmob helps brighten commuters’ day

Most of us will never experience the roar of an enthusiastic crowd as we ride triumphantly through its midst. But that changed for some lucky commuters on a recent winter morning as they made their way to work through London. Gathering by the roadside with banners and obligatory cowbells, the awesome flashmob got right behind the efforts of the everyday riders.

Man shows how bad infrastructure design can be, by riding into things

We’ve already reported on this Belgian man’s efforts to demonstrate the flaws in the cycling infrastructure in Brussels, but it’s worth watching again as these are frustrations that most of us can identify with. The highlight is probably the aborted stair ride.