Cyclists targeted with drawing pins on popular paths

Furious cyclists claim they have become innocent victims in targeted 'man traps' where hundreds of thumb tacks have been deliberately laid out across popular bike paths.

Tracey Yatras was cycling in Birkdale, south east of Brisbane, on Sunday when she came up against a line of the drawing pins that spanned about three metres.

Both hers and her husband's bike tyres were punctured after they unknowingly rode over the sharp objects - just one of more than four similar instances in February alone, ABC News reports. 

Tracey Yatras was cycling in Birkdale, south east of Brisbane, on Sunday when she and her husband (pictured) came up against a line of the drawing pins

Tracey Yatras was cycling in Birkdale, south east of Brisbane, on Sunday when she and her husband (pictured) came up against a line of the drawing pins

Both hers and her husband's bike tyres were punctured after they unknowingly rode over the sharp objects

Both hers and her husband's bike tyres were punctured after they unknowingly rode over the sharp objects

'We were riding along, come out of a side street and came back onto the main road which is Birkdale Road and on the verge there, and I said to my husband, 'you have a flat tyre',' Ms Yatras said.

'I just wish people didn't have this small-minded mentality, in an area where children are riding as well. Anybody could be hurt. I've seen elderly people on their tricycles ride down there as well.' 

'It is disheartening that

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