By David Aspinall
A lucky cyclist narrowly avoided being knocked off his bike by a runaway deer.
Gerry Simas was riding downhill through Park Avenue in Rocklin, California, picking up speed when the near miss happened.
Filmed on Gerry’s front-facing Cycliq bike camera, the footage shows just how close he comes to hitting the deer.
Having reached up to 40mph, Gerry was unable to change path and clipped the animal’s hoof, only just managing to keep control of his vehicle.
Gerry said: “I headed home to clean out my shorts after that encounter.
“This road follows along the green space so I do encounter wildlife quite a bit on these rides, although most of the time it’s with wild turkeys.
“This is the first time I have encountered a deer crossing on this particular stretch, which happened to be the downhill side when speeds were approximately 40 mph.”
Cycliq executive chairman Chris Singleton said the company receives dozens of videos from customers daily from close passes and abuse, to run-ins with local wildlife.
Chris said: “Our bike cameras are a second set of eyes on the road for our customers, they capture the good, the bad and the funny.
“Every person who rides a bike would be safer on the road with one of Cycliq’s products.”