Hold Your Breath… Mountain Biker Rides Across a Slackline 367ft Above the Alps

Red Bull’s Kenny Belaey shows us all the definition of balance (and balls) by riding his mountain bike across a 60ft slackline that is strung between two mountain peaks some 367ft above the French Alps.

Scroll down to see the making of this video courtesy of Red Bull.

Kenny Belaey rides a slackline over a 112m drop in the French Alps at an altitude of 2700m.

Belgian Red Bull athlete and nine time world trial bike champion Kenny Belaey recently grabbed a bronze medal at the UCI World Championship in Andorra – his 12th medal in 14 participations.
Most certainly an achievement to be proud of, but nothing close to what he pulled off in the French Alps.

After more than one year of preparation and six months of intensive training he succeeded in La Plagne, at an altitude of 2700 meters, to ride his bike over a 18m long slackline from one rock to another, over a 112m drop – proof of being perfectly in balance, not only resulting in spectacular footage, but also making a world first: Riding a highline on a bike.

After more than a year of preparation and three months of intensive training Kenny Belaey succeeded in riding his mountain bike across La Plagne, a highline at an altitude of 2700 meters and over 18m long from one rock to another, over a 112m drop – proof of being perfectly in balance. Not only did the ride result in spectacular footage, but also giving him a world first: no athlete has ever succeeded riding a highline on a mountain bike before. But how does a man ride his bike on a slackline a hundred metres above the ground? Find out in the ‘Making Of’ of Kenny Belaey’s Balance.


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