To be entirely honest with you, I would not ever look at a motorcycle and think, “I bet I could ride this and also kick a ball into a net while surrounded by other dudes on motorcycles trying to kick that ball away from me”. But I am not a badarse.
Not like the guys in this British Pathé video, anyway.
These riders are something else. Each of these sports is difficult enough on its own, but pairing them together just seems like an insurance claim waiting to happen—and yet it was a pastime for enough people that they could actually organise into big ol’ teams and compete against one another.
I mean, to be fair, people still do it today. It just looks ultra gnarly when you throw it back a couple decades.
So sit back and get lost down the YouTube rabbit hole with me. This is an absurd journey you’re not going to regret taking.