They say you never forget how to ride a bike, but after watching German cyclist Viola Brand perform, we’re not so sure! Suddenly it seems a lot harder than we remember.
Viola is a world-famous athlete who specializes in artistic cycling. She has been perfecting her skills for many years, winning national and European championships twice each and earning a silver medal three times at the World Championships. She hopes the Olympics will add the sport someday so she can compete there, too!
At the 2019 Unibike Expo in Istanbul, Turkey, Viola showed off her talents to a crowd of people who didn’t know what was about to hit them.
She starts off simply pedaling in a wide circle before transitioning to far more complicated tricks. First, she stands on the handlebars with her arms extended, balancing perfectly as the bike continues on its circuit. Next, she rides the bike backwards and turns it into a unicycle, and she just keeps going from there. In short, she’s amazing, and we are in awe of her skills!
Viola said it took her seven years to learn how to do a handstand on the handlebar, which is her favorite stunt! Watch her wow the crowd in the video below, and don’t forget to share this impressive story.
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