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Video: Bored with winter training? Spice it up with a Road Bike Rollers Party

Swiss bike wizard offers up stunts to stave off indoor boredom

Here's a great homage to Martyn Ashton and friends' Road Bike Party videos, featuring Swiss mountain biker Manuel Scheidegger proving that you can still pull some amazing moves even if you're not actually going anywhere.

Scheidegger hops on and off rollers, rides his bike while sitting backwards on the handlebars and even rides a wheelie.

As well as paying tribute to Martyn Ashton, who has been paraplegic since a crash in a stunt display in 2013, Scheidegger says: "Winter training isn't always fun. But there are much more things that you can do on rollers. Take a look at some stupid rollers tricks!"

We wouldn't say stupid, we'd say pretty damn impressive.

John has been writing about bikes and cycling for over 30 years since discovering that people were mug enough to pay him for it rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work.

He was heavily involved in the mountain bike boom of the late 1980s as a racer, team manager and race promoter, and that led to writing for Mountain Biking UK magazine shortly after its inception. He got the gig by phoning up the editor and telling him the magazine was rubbish and he could do better. Rather than telling him to get lost, MBUK editor Tym Manley called John’s bluff and the rest is history.

Since then he has worked on MTB Pro magazine and was editor of Maximum Mountain Bike and Australian Mountain Bike magazines, before switching to the web in 2000 to work for Along with founder Tony Farrelly, John was on the launch team for and subsequently became editor in chief of Future Publishing’s group of cycling magazines and websites, including Cycling Plus, MBUK, What Mountain Bike and Procycling.

John has also written for Cyclist magazine, edited the BikeMagic website and was founding editor of before handing over to someone far more representative of the site's main audience.

He joined in 2013. He lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.

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