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Footage of DIY virtual reality ride shows tot having whale of a time on mountain bike course

Virtual reality is the latest thing in cycling - even Team Sky are at it these days - but as this footage posted to Facebook shows, you don't need necessarily need to invest in expensive headsets and other hardware to recreate the experience at home.

With a video of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Downhill course in Fort William, Scotland playing on TV, this toddler - complete with full face helmet for added authenticity - is having a whale of a time as every bump and jump of the course is replicated for her.

 

 

 

 

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.