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Video: Sick ... Unicyclists ride round top of chimney - 256 metres above the ground

If you don't have a head for heights, you probably shouldn't click on this...

If you don't have a head for heights, you may want to head to another story - here's one of a cat on a bike ride - but if you're still with us, here's  two unicylists in Romania filmed riding around the top of a huge chimney, 256 metres above the ground.

Did we say riding? There's also one-wheeled bunny-hopping, some juggling of oranges, and hanging one-handed from a beam with a drop beneath of a distance that would take Usain Bolt 25 seconds or so to run ... but a little over 7 seconds for the average human to hit the ground if the worst happened.

The intrepid riders taking on the tower in Târgu Jiu, Romania are Flaviu Cernescu and Nikolai Ismail.

"Sick" is how one staffer described the video - more a comment on how they felt after watching it (well, till the halfway point, when they decided they'd seen enough) than on the riding itself.

Simon has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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