Chariot Motorcycle Racing : The Most Bizarre Sport You’ll See


From time immemorial humans and animals are obsessed with speed. Speed of light, speed of sound, hunter-hunted – it never stops. The defining superpower of superheroes also happens to be speed. And with speed we plan to destroy time. For a more sophisticated way of showcasing their speed, ancient rulers came up with chariot races. Time evolved, industrialisation happened. These chariots were replaced by bikes and cars. But what if the past and the present came face to face with each other? Let us introduce you to one of the most baffling sport you’ll ever witness – Chariot Motorcycle Racing!

Chariot Motorcycle Racing: The Most Bizarre Sport You'll See

What?

Do not ask us what the point of this sport is – sport rarely has one, except enjoyment. And when you do look at the ‘riders’ participating in the chariot bike race, you’ll see the enjoyment and adrenaline sweating from their faces.

Chariot motorcycle racing was inspired by the film Ben-Hur that was released in 1925. For nearly a decade after that, all anyone talked about was this sport. Developed in Australia, chariot bike racing quickly spread to the West. In the beginning you would see someone riding a bike, with a chariot attached to it. A charioteer would be present, but not of much use.

Over the years, the sport evolved into something much more dangerous. Two bikes, or metal horses, if you would, were steered by one charioteer, in a chariot, using reins. How they ever stopped when they reached the finish line we know not, but the sport was surely destructive. 

Chariot motorcycle racing still continues, but it’s not atrociously famed for obvious reasons. Now we can’t deny that humans need fun to be happy. But fun that breaks a limb might be going too far, eh?

But hey! Why should horses have all the fun?

Did you enjoy reading about this bizarre sport? You will also like learning about another curious sport – Ski Biking!


What's Your Reaction?

Cry Cry
0
Cry
Cute Cute
0
Cute
Damn Damn
0
Damn
Dislike Dislike
0
Dislike
Lol Lol
0
Lol
Like Like
0
Like
Love Love
0
Love
Win Win
0
Win
WTF WTF
0
WTF

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published.

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube and Vimeo Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format
Send this to a friend