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VIDEO: Daredevil cycles backwards at 80kmh

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VIDEO: Daredevil cycles backwards at 80kmh
Eskil Ronningsbakken cycles down Trollstigen - screen grab
10:30 CET+01:00
Norwegian daredevil Eskil Ronningsbakken has released a terrifying video of himself racing down one of Norway's steepest mountain roads backwards on a bicycle.
Ronningsbakken, famed for his death-defying balancing acts, reached speeds of up to 80 km per hour as he raced his bike down the winding road from the top of Trollstigen, an 850m high mountain in Rauma Municipality, Norway. 
 
With no safety equipment apart from an ordinary cycling helmet, he wove through the oncoming traffic, as the camera followed him down. 
 
Ronningsbakken previously cycled near-naked on a tightrope between two mountain peaks in Norway and in 2010 announced plans to do a one-handed hand-stand from the top of Burj Khalifi, the world's tallest building. 
 

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