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.
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.
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