Venezuelan president falls from bicycle

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro came tumbling down after losing his balance during a bicycle ride on Sunday during celebrations for the fifth anniversary of the youth socialist government party.

He simply laughed off his fall, Maduro told. He took his hands off the handle and lost balance, colliding with the chief of one of the districts of capital Caracas.

“One who falls, should get up, one who gets up, must go forward, nothing else,” the Venezuelan leader said. With Maduro several other cyclists also fell down, but there have been no reports of injuries.