Two boys, ages 13 and 15, are the latest to be caught on camera filming themselves riding a tricycle in the street, in the latest of a series of online stunts involving kids who are taking selfies with their bikes.
A video posted to Instagram by The Local has now been viewed nearly 6 million times.
It shows the youngsters riding their tricycle on the pavements of the city centre, taking selfies, then standing in a line behind the carriages of other tricycles, who are filmed taking selfies alongside them.
The video, which was taken by an unknown boy, has been shared more than 5,000 times.
One of the boys, aged 14, says: ‘I can’t believe how good it is.
I’m actually so happy it works for me.’
Two girls, aged 12 and 11, were also spotted riding their bikes in the same area on Sunday.
One girl, dressed in a dark suit and black top, is seen on her mobile phone and filming the stunt.’
I love this.
I love this!
I love it!’ she said.
A few minutes later, another girl, wearing a white skirt and a white top, appears on her phone again, filming the same stunt.
One boy, aged 13, also appears to be taking selfies.
‘It’s so great!
We’re doing this so we can look cute and cute,’ he said.
Two boys, 13 and 14, were filmed riding their two-wheel tricyclers in the streets of London.
One is seen sitting in a car with the other riding the bike.
One young man, dressed like a boy in a boy’s uniform, was filmed on a tricycle, while a few girls were filmed standing next to him.
One Instagram user, who posted the video to the group, said: ‘A bit of a newbie, but I’ve never seen anyone riding a bike in front of cars and I’m so excited to be able to do this with my friends and family.”
It’s a bit scary because I don’t know how to ride a bike properly, but it’s not the worst idea,’ she said, adding: ‘If you’ve got any experience of riding a motorbike you know what it’s like.’
Another Instagram user posted a video of the stunt on a car roof, saying: ‘They are just riding around in the middle of the street and they are all wearing helmets, so it’s really fun.
It’s a good idea.’
In a statement, the Royal College of Pedagogues (RCP) said:’This kind of dangerous behaviour is not a new phenomenon, and has been reported for decades.’
We are keen to remind people of the dangers of this behaviour and we encourage all children to wear helmets and drive safely.’
A spokesperson for Tesco told The Local: ‘We have recently received a report of an illegal tricycle ride on the streets in central London.’
Following an investigation we have removed the bike from the premises.
The safety of our customers is our top priority.’
The police are investigating.’