The world’s most dangerous bike ride
17th May 2010
The route is high up in The Andes in Bolivia and has claimed several lives. It appears to have become the latest high-adrenalin adventure sport that mountain lovers are challenged by.
According to a news feature on the BBC web site 18 cyclists have died on the route in recent years.
It has apparenty become a “must do” adventure for young, athletic travellers.
Specialist companies have been set up to organise the details and take people down it.
See here for the full story of what it is like and why people do it.
Many of the challenges, facts and opinions are remarkably similar to why people do extreme skiing and snowboarding risking life and limb.