Here’s a BMX video that caught our attention – Julián David Molina, a one-legged teenager from Colombia, showing what is possible on a bike with application and perseverance.
The video was posted to his Facebook page last week, and we’re assuming that the catalogue of spills early on in the clip is designed to highlight exactly those qualities.
Molina’s exploits have gained him a big following worldwide – he has nearly 10,000 fans on Facebook, among them, Danny MacAskill – and last year he was the subject of a 15-minute documentary in Spanish, posted to Vimeo, under the title Este cuerpo nunca se rinde – which translates as This body never surrenders.
The appreciation he has earned for his skills also saw US brand Premium donate a bike to him last year.
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.