This dad was slammed by cyclists for his decision to push his daughter like this (Picture: Mercury)
A father has been criticised after he was filmed cycling and pushing his daughter’s pram at the same time.
A video, shot by an aghast cyclist, shows the man holding the pushchair with one hand as he steers his bike with his other hand.
It was filmed by London Bridge in the centre of the capital.
The person who filmed the incident, John Newby, said the smiling girl in the pushchair was ‘oblivious to the risk’.
The daredevil father was cycling down Shand Street, a 20mph one-way street close to the Shard.
The way he was pushing his daughter meant the pushchair was far from the kerb.
Shand Street is also a busy rat-run and the video shows maintenance workers, parked cars and the railway track above.
John, 41, said: ‘I was just driving down the same road I use every day, near London Bridge, when I saw the cyclist pushing a pram.
‘I only looked over quickly because I was more busy looking where I was going, then I just thought ‘there’s a baby in that pram’.
‘That’s why I was so shocked. It was 9am so I guess he must have been to drop one of his other children at school.
A close up of the dad’s ‘stupidity’ as maintenance workers looked on (Picture: Mercury)
‘When I looked around, the little girl was smiling – oblivious to the risk her father was opening her up to.
‘I couldn’t believe it. It’s a side road, but cars still go up and down it at about 20 miles per hour.
‘You can’t see it on the video but there were men and women on the other side of the road looking at it as well.
‘I thought ‘this can’t be right’. I was in a bit of shock.
‘The little girl could have fallen into the road if her dad had swerved or hit the kerb. Her dad was just using one hand as he cycled along.
‘The girl, by all accounts, looked to be enjoying herself.
‘It’s just the stupidity of her father and what could happen that worried me.’
John claims that previously he has confronted reckless parents and has garnered a terse response.
So, instead, he cycled by the father and said: ‘Personally I think it’s very dangerous.’