Australian Louise McKay combines her two passions in a tribute to track sprinter Anna Meares

Cyclist Louise McKay, who also just so happens to be an accomplished cellist, has decided to combine her two passions in a video.

The multi-talented Australian posted a video of herself playing a series of classical pieces on a cello while turbo training at home. The clip has already attracted over a quarter of a million views on Facebook.

She dedicated the piece to fellow Australian Anna Meares, the track sprinter who will act as the nation’s flag-bearer during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games opening ceremony on Friday, August 5.

“I had a bit of fun combining my two favourite things the other day!” McKay said when she posted the video over the weekend.

“I’m really excited that Australia will have a female cyclist, Anna Meares, as our flag bearer at the Olympics opening ceremony next week… so I got a bit inventive with our national anthem.”

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Along with the national anthem, McKay also challenges people to spot as many different pieces on music in her medley.

When not playing her cello and/or turbo training, McKay is a member of the South Perth Rouleurs cycling club.

McKay is not the only person to combine indoor training with another activity. Norwegian Siri Minge showed a few years ago that she could cook an omelette in the kitchen while on rollers.

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games start on August 6 and run until August 21. The cycling events kick off on Saturday with the men’s road race. For a full schedule of cycling events, see our Rio 2016 Olympics page.