A mysterious man, known as 'The Man On The Bike' has turned up yet again in the background of news footage shot by the BBC in Aleppo, Syria, in the midst of a protest march following Friday prayers.
Initially it was thought that The Man On The Bike had been spotted in New York as news crews filed footage of the Dominique Strauss Khan court hearing, but this transpired to be a false alarm, as opposed to the Aleppo sighting, which experts believe to be genuine.
Nobody seems to know why The Man On The Bike does what he does, or what he hopes to achieve, but what is known is that he makes an almost daily appearance in global news broadcasts, generally riding a bike across the viewer's field of vision in the background, and almost always from left to right.
Observers say that The Man On The Bike must be spending a fortune on his globe-hopping, but nobody appears to have any idea where he gets his funding from, if indeed somebody is funding him, and he's not just squandering an inheritance, or something.
At Wimbledon yesterday there was a ripple of excitement among the tennis set as it was rumoured that The Man On The Bike was going to put in an appearance at the Murray v Nadal match, but the rumours proved to be without foundation, as confirmed when spectators on Murray Mount caught sight of The Man On The Bike on the big screen during a news flash from Aleppo.
Bookmakers are offering 4/1 that The Man On The Bike will make an unscheduled appearance at the Haye v Klitschko heavyweight title fight in Germany tonight, although avid Man On A Bike watchers insist that it won't happen.
The Man On The Bike is priced at evens to show up at some point on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's state visit to Canada.
Betting is said by industry insiders to be "slow to middling."
More about The Man On The Bike as we get it.