Shocking moment man cycles backwards… but there’s an explanation

This is the eerie moment a man was filmed “cycling backwards” in the middle of the road.

The video was posted on TikTok and left stunned viewers claiming it was a real “fault in the matrix”.

The unidentified man was reversing in a lane


The unidentified man was reversing in a lanePhoto credit: tiktok/@m.combe07
He seemed to turn his head back every few seconds


He seemed to turn his head back every few secondsPhoto credit: tiktok/@m.combe07

The 14-second clip shows a man wearing a red jacket and white trousers cycling in Islington, London.

But onlookers were shocked to realize the unidentified man was reversing in one lane.

He seemed to turn his head back every few seconds to check the road behind him.

TikTok user @m.combe07 took to social media to share the amazing scene on Holloway Road.

In the video he said: “When will Islington ever be a serious borough?”

Footage of the bizarre scene has been viewed more than 180,000 times.

Social media users were quick to share their thoughts, dubbing the spectacular sighting a “Matrix” moment.

One person joked, “With the new 1.2 update, cyclists can now ride backwards.”

Another user @Cornflakes added: “Fixed Gear Bike”

Some claimed the moment was something out of a movie, as the man looked like he was “in a scene played backwards”.

@Yinkz said, “It’s like they reversed time.”

Others, however, were less surprised, branding the situation “an average day on Holloway Road.”

One user ranted: “You shouldn’t question it anymore when it’s in Islington.”

This comes after a viral Tiktok video clip showed the moment filming a woman being “stuck in a loop” in the middle of a busy street.

In the 19-second clip, a woman can be seen wearing a winter coat and jeans, holding a purse and a face mask, and standing next to the back of a car.

She appears to be smiling into a digital camera before flipping the device every few seconds.

Only the woman’s wrist moved as she moved the camera back and forth, keeping her arm in the same position throughout the length of the video.

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The stunned TikTok users amassed a whopping 2.2 million likes and were also quick to leave their theories in the comments section.

One asked, “Is this a real bug?”

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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