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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?

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Simon has been news editor at road.cc 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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