Cycling, also called bicycling or biking, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, exercise or sport. People engaged in cycling are referred to as “cyclists”, “bicyclists”, or “bikers”. Apart from two-wheeled bicycles, “cycling” also includes the riding of unicycles, tricycles, quadracycles, recumbent and similar human-powered vehicles (HPVs).
According to Ride Leader, Chris Chiapella, “recreational cycling is cycling that is done for purposes of pleasure, without the intent of any form of financial compensation.”
That’s exactly what I spotted this school boy in the video below do on a street in Labone, Accra, as he displayed his biking prowess performing a stunt to the wonder of his colleagues and a couple of passers-by.
The student-biker rode his broken bike on only one wheel because the front wheel had been removed owing to faults it had developed.
He rode with the front raised and sustained for 19 seconds without dropping.
Should he take his stunt cycling seriously, who knows, he just might be the next Danny MacAskill, the famed Scottish stunt cyclist who landed on the world stage 10 years ago with a breakthrough video showing mind blowing tricks.