Police are investigating a neatly cut barbed wire stretched across a country lane at chest height that a cyclist narrowly avoided crashing into.
Daniel Webster, 39, was mountain biking near Hollingbourne in Kent when he came across the trap on a hill.
The father-of-two noted the wire between two trees was "neatly cut and stretched tight".
He told Kent Messenger: "It was something out of Mad Max, it was definitely a trap."
Mr Webster was doing his normal route in reverse and was cycling up the hill instead of down the slope at 20mph.
He says: "I was riding with my head down and I happened to look up when a glint caught my eye and I realised something was stretched across the road.
"The wire was tied between two trees. It was neatly cut and stretched tight.
The mountain biker added: "I normally come the other way down the hill but I had decided to do it in reverse.
"I would have been going at 20 mph and I would never have seen it. I would never have stood a chance"
Kent Police officers are now currently investigating the incident
Images of the trap taken by Mr Webster have since beenshared thousands of times.