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Video: Student in elephant costume vs Rollapaluza

Take a look at how charity mascot Ernie Elephant did on the rollers at University of Essex freshers' fair...

If you've ever had a race on the Rollapaluza rollers, you'll know that it's a pretty intense experience at the best of times - so chapeau to the rider at the University of Essex today who smashed it while wearing an elephant costume.

The cycling events company took its rigs along to  the university's  fresher's week in Chelmsford and posted video to Twitter of a race between, on the blue bike, n Adrian from Essex Sport and, on the red one, Ernie Elephant, the mascot of the Essex branch of the international charity, Enactus. Watch how they got on below.

With hundreds of partner universities in more than 30 countries around the world, Enactus brings together students, academics and business leaders who are, according to its website, “committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.”

You can find out more about Enactus, which was founded in 1975, here.

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.

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