Cyclists warned after CT rider stabbed in the head with a knife

The cycling community in Cape Town has been warned to be more careful after a cyclist was stabbed with a knife in the head.

Shaun Wayne rode himself to his doctor after he was attacked, while a knife was lodged in his skull.

Read: We're not just cyclists - CT man turns punch-up with driver into safety message

He still recovering in hospital and reported to be in a stable condition.

He had been cycling in Strand on Monday when he was attacked and stabbed in the head, according to reports.

It is understood that he managed to fight off the attackers and flee on his bicycle. This is the second attack in the area in less than two weeks.

Also read: Cyclist injured by wire trap planted on local trail

Former vice chairperson of the cycling group, Pedal Power Association, Elton Davids says it's not safe for cyclists anymore.

Davids says cyclists need to be vigilant at all times, especially when riding alone.

He advises that cyclists should be wary of using earphones while riding, ride in single file, plan their routes and be more observant.

There's a prevalence of a lot more cyclists on the road.

Elton Davids, Former vice chairperson of the Pedal Power Association

Because bicycles are so expensive, the criminal element sees the opportunity to potentially get more "cash".

Elton Davids, Former vice chairperson of the Pedal Power Association

Look around you all the time, see what's happening and be conscious of what could potentially be around.

Elton Davids, Former vice chairperson of the Pedal Power Association

I would never advise anybody to ride solo, particularly in the mountain.

Elton Davids, Former vice chairperson of the Pedal Power Association

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