Balancing on a Drum
At the end of march, roughly 18,000 cycling fans gathered at the “Berliner Fahrradschau,” the word’s leading cycle lifestyle fair, held in “The STATION” – a former rail freight station. There, cycling enthusiasts discovered the latest trends in the world of bikes and watched various demonstrations and competitions in wide-eyed wonder. One example of this was the Berlin Trials Cup. This involves amateur sportsmen/ women and professionals tackling various obstacle courses. The challenge for riders is to demonstrate their courage and stamina, while manoeuvring their bikes through tricky sections without losing balance; sometimes even jumping from one obstacle to the next on the back wheel. Frank Drygalla organises the Trials Cup and plans the course.