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Mountain Biking Down an Abandoned Mine Shaft Is a Dimly Lit Descent Into Hell

There are lots of places to go off-road mountain biking if you’re looking for a cheap thrill (or the chance to break your neck). But one of the most dangerous has to be riding into an abandoned mine shaft. If your flashlight dies as you’re pedalling deep into the earth, you’re probably screwed.


After countless rainy days foiled Kilian Bron’s outdoor cycling adventures, he decided to instead make a short film about mountain biking through a mine shaft. If years of watching Scooby-Doo has taught us anything, it’s that old abandoned mines are ripe for collapsing, and are also possibly haunted. But despite the risks, clearly Kilian made it out alive, with some genuinely unique mountain biking footage of the ride.

[Facebook - Kilian Bron via 26in]

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Ravenous Sophovore

I really hope they scout the paths first - mines are full of vertical shafts, sometimes covered by false floors whose supports are rotting away, and falls are the most common form of injury and death in abandoned mine shafts.