Johnny Cronje and his Team CounterBalance teammate, Alan Read, are the founders of the CounterBalance Trust, an organisation that uses the sport of extreme unicycling for social development. In November they undertook their first unicycle adventure – a ride from Durban to Cape Town, through the rural interior. It took them 44 days to cover the 2473km distance, almost entirely off road on specialised ‘one-wheel cycles’. www.counterbalance.co.za
Traditionally confined to the circus domain, unicycling has gained an audience in the adventure sport community recent years through some astounding short adventure films on mountain unicycling.
Here Johnny tells us of their off-road unicycle adventure experience and the advice they received from people pre-trip. At the end of the talk, Johnny and Alan get Max on the unicycle.