Weird Story Series: The Creepy Cyclist

I was around 11  years old and on my way to school in the morning. Each morning I would  stand on the corner of my street and wait for my friend – we always walked to school together.

For a period of time, there was this adult man who would cycle past me and he would stop to have a chat with me. I didn’t know who he was and I never wanted to talk to him, so I was always quite rude to him. I found him annoying, intrusive and creepy. I’ve been rattling my brain as to what he would say to me, but I just cannot remember. In my 11 year old naive brain, I didn’t realise that I  should have been concerned for my safety.

He would leave maybe after 2-5 minutes after chatting to me.

Then one day, just like any other, I was waiting on my corner and the cyclist stopped again…’Uughh’ I thought. He didn’t always stop, but he stopped enough for a chat that I got increasingly annoyed with each encounter.

On this day, my friend’s mum picked me up because my friend was running late and she decided to drive us to school. She saw the man, looked at him with a queer look as I climbed into the car. She ask me who he was, and I said that I had no idea. It was only after this, did that man stop talking to me…forever.

When I got older and recalled this memory, I realised how inappropriate his behaviour appeared.

What a creepy person. I guess I’m glad that I never pretended to be nice to him to keep in line with ‘being a good person’ . Who knows what was going through his mind, but I’m here and I’m safe :). 

14 Comments Add yours

  1. phoenixraay says:

    Wow that is scary eh, you never know what his intentions were! I am glad he stopped bothering you 🙂

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    1. Thank you! Yeah it’s a strange thinking about it. This person probably lived on the same street too.

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      1. phoenixraay says:

        Yeah probably … there are so many creepers out there and i will never understand why

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  2. floatinggold says:

    Maybe he was just lonely and wanted someone to talk to. Or he saw you standing there alone and thought YOU could use some company.
    But then again, things might have been ugly, too. Glad you are ok.
    It’s interesting how as kids we are innocent. Unsuspecting of ulterior motives. Growing up jades us and we suspect everyone and everything.

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    1. Yes it was very strange, but yes, that did cross my mind when I wrote the post. Though, he was relatively young (maybe late 20’s to 30’s) which is why it stuck in my memory and thought it was odd. Oddly, at the time I didn’t suspect a thing! Haha I just thought he was weird…yes, being a kid was nice :). (Playing in the mud and not having to do laundry!)

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  3. Knackered Dad says:

    That is pretty creepy. Reminds me of the time when my sister & a couple of her friends got flashed at on the way to school.


    1. They got flashed!? That’s pretty terrible and scary when you are that age! To be honest, getting flashed at any age would probably be scary and creepy. Glad your sister and her friends are alright!

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  4. Novus Lectio says:

    Hmmm creepy man 😕
    Nothing good probably

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  5. eidswick says:

    I’m glad your encounter with this strange person didn’t result in anything worse.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading :). Yes, me too!

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  6. Nitin Gupta says:

    Woah that seems really creepy! I hope he doesn’t bother you again!

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    1. Thank you for reading :). Ah yeah he never bothered me again. Especially since I moved to the other side of the world!

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      1. Nitin Gupta says:

        That’s good to hear haha

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