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Bicycle Ballet with Viola Brand

Performing under a chandelier in a castle-worthy room at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany-based pro freestyle cyclist and student Viola Brand, aka violalovescycling, demonstrates some daring Bicycle Ballet balancing stunts.

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Brand has won multiple World Championship and European Championship medals since 2010, and trains around 20 hours a week for her sport. In this Pedal and Tring Tring interview she explains:

I am not wearing a helmet because artistic cycling is more like gymnastic or figure skating. They also don’t wear a helmet. In my opinion the dangerous thing about cycling is the contact with cars in traffic…

I do my stunts in controlled situations where there are no cars. I only do tricks I feel safe with. I’ve practiced them a thousand times and I am sure that I will not fall down. Whenever I train for a new trick I use something for safety like a safety rope with my coach around me. Further, I learn the tricks in many little steps and I know how to fall down in the right way so that I do not injure myself.

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Plus, a favorite from Danny MacAskill, who does wear a helmet: Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out.

via The Awesomer.

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