Biker performs wheelie in front of police on Oxford Street A motorcyclist performed a high-speed wheelie in front of shocked police on a busy Sydney street. After doing a wheelie on Oxford Street, Paddington, the driver's passenger - riding pillion - was caught jerking his thumb at officers. The incident was caught on video by blogger RidebyBen in broad daylight earlier this month. The blogger, wearing a yellow helmet with a blue visor, was riding nearby. The passenger gestures to police. Photo: RidebyBen Assistant Police Commissioner John Hartley told media he was "shocked and disgusted" that someone would take that sort of risk on a public street. Speaking to Nine News, Chris Burns from the Motorcycle Council of NSW said the behaviour undid four years of goodwill that the organisation had built with authorities. The video blogger known as RidebyBen didn't want to be identified. He took the video on two GoPro cameras, one attached to his helmet and another on the bike. A video blogger captured the high-speed wheelie on Oxford Street Paddington. Photo: ridebyben The video blogger told Fairfax Media that the riders of the other bike weren't wearing any other protective clothing other than helmets, something he said was called "squidding" by other bikers. "I'd rather sweat in my gear than bleed," he said, adding that it was a very hot day when he took the video. As the video blogger stopped at a light, he captured them speeding away as police followed. A video blogger known as @RideByBen captured footage of a dangerous rider on Oxford Street. Photo: RidebyBen "God, I hope I got that, that was awesome," said RideByBen in his video. Police reminded motorcyclists that wearing the right protective gear could save lives, and minimise the chance of hospitalisation after a crash. "Our motorcycle crash testing shows how the right protective gear can turn what might have been a hospital stay into a minor injury. "To improve your safety, wear riding gear that covers your whole body and has impact protectors for your joints," NSW Police said on Facebook a few days ago.