The second-ever Garbage Can World Cup has taken place in Germany.
The challenge, which takes place on the streets of Hermeskeil in the west of the country, involves competitors racing against each other on modified dustbins with wheels.
Some 60 ‘drivers’ from Germany, Belgium, Austria and Luxembourg attended the event that was organised by the 40-member strong Hermeskeil-based Garbage Can Association called ‘Yes Angels’.
The race was won by reigning champion Norman Schaefer, a student from Nonnweiler who completed the course with the fastest time of 21.1 seconds.
“It is all about technique.
“Little contact of the feet to the asphalt and little contact between the garbage can and the ground – so that only those two wheels are rolling,” he said.
Mr Schaefer was also Garbage Can World Champion in 2009 — the first time the cup was staged.
Up to 6,000 spectators were thought to have attended the event.
Christoph Koenig, Garbage Can World Cup organiser, said: “We got the idea at the Nuremburg Ring [Formula 1 race track] when we were on a visit to the Rock at the Ring [music festival].
“There was a garbage can on the ground and someone laid himself on it.
“And now we have transformed this into the idea of a race and now we are having the Garbage Can World Cup in Hermeskeil.”
source: The Garbage Can World Cup