Thomas Öhler has a Maldives trip to remember

Watch the Austrian trial bike legend take his skills to the beautiful islands of the Maldives.
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By Ameen Hussain

Former world trial bike champion Thomas Öhler concluded his tour of the Maldives with a phenomenal final show in the capital Malé.

The last display of Öhler’s tour was a fitting finale, as hundreds of spectators gathered in the Raalhugandu area to witness his amazing talents at first hand. 

Watch Öhler in the Maldives in the video player above.

The finale included performances from popular local Boduberu group Habeys as well as performances from local entertainers, including MVPK (Parkour), The AIM (Dance/Dubstep) and Zihanté (BMX Flatland).

Holder of two Guinness World Records, Öhler performed in a total of eight shows in his tour of the Maldives, which included demos in Abdu City, Fuvamulah, Villingilli and Hulhumalé.

After every show the Austrian was mobbed by dozens of spectators, eager for an autograph or to take a photo with the trial bike legend.

Check out the action images in the gallery below.

“I am really happy and grateful that I got the opportunity to visit Maldives in the first place," Öhler said. "This was an amazing experience – to get to know the people, the food, the culture and the natural beauty of the Maldives."

The one thing I will remember the most will be the people here. The people are amazing

“Every trip we had was unique. Addu and Fuvamulah were unique, quiet and with beautiful scenery. After that we returned to Malé, where we could see the city life. So every trip we had was something to remember,” Öhler added.

“But the one thing I will remember the most will be the people here. The people are amazing.”

Öhler is renowned for his world records; one for the world high jump record on a bike of 3m (9ft) and another for the 400m hurdles on a bike.

With a father as a rally driver and a passionate biker, Öhler was racing bikes before he could walk.

He started on a three-wheeled trike before moving onto a mini-cross and eventually making his way to trial bikes, which eventually allowed him to headline shows in the most stunning parts of the world.

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