Like this site? Help us to make it better.


Video: Toddler's comedy balance bike 'crash' gets half a million views on YouTube

Expert trolling from youngster - some say he has a career in professional football ahead of him

A video of a toddler staging a comedy slow-motion crash on a balance bike has been viewed nearly half a million times on YouTube.

Uploaded to the video sharing site earlier this month by user Lil Mace, the nipper takes a few faltering steps, with an adult - his father, we presume - filming it and giving shouts of "That's it!" in encouragement.

But then, the kid drops the bike, to a dismayed response of "Oh no, that wasn't it."

Told, "Pick it up," the tot remains motionless for a couple of seconds, arms outstretched, before executing a very slow and very deliberate fall to the ground.

"Bit of a delayed reaction there, mate" is the adult's response - at which the child, with a trolling level nearing 'Expert' lets out a fake cry as he points his finger at the camera.

Many of the people making comments to the video on YouTube point out that the youngster seems to have what it to pursue a future career as a professional footballer.

Hopefully though he'll manage to hone his skills on the balance bike and, who knows, perhaps even get some action in the ultra-competitive world of two-wheeled racing for toddlers?

> Video: Balance bike racing - It's fast, it's furious… It's tiny tots on two wheels

> Balance Bike Buyers' Guide - and Six of the Best

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

Add new comment


Ramz | 7 years ago

The "Kid has Shocking Accident" video has been taken down but the original (with far fewer views) is here:

Love the balance bike racing! Wonder whether it would be as exciting with say, the Benny Hill theme tune as soundtrack?

Metaphor | 7 years ago

Close pass initiative?

Mungecrundle | 7 years ago

Helmet saved his life.

Yorkshire wallet | 7 years ago

3 toddlers died in the outtakes , 4 others had deep cuts to Thomas The Tank Engine shoes. 

Man of Lard | 7 years ago

What? No disc brake controversy? 

Latest Comments