Matt Adams' slow-motion faceplant on Box Hill turns into an internet hit. He's fine, by the way
When Matt Adams showboated in front of the lens of Phil O’Connor during the London Revolution sportive at the weekend, little did he know that his unfortunately-timed crash would end up plastered all over the internet.
Adams was taking part in the two-day sportive and decided to take his hands off the bars and give a mock victory celebration half-way up the iconic Surrey climb of Box Hill. He then lost control of his bike and ended up landing face-first into the grassy bank at the side of the road.
We’ve all been there, but most of us manage to do it without a professional photographer on hand to take a perfectly-framed sequence of shots.
The only damage was to his pride, and Adams got back on his bike to finish his 56-mile ride in one piece and smiling.
All photos by Phil O’Connor/www.sportivephoto.com