DIY dad builds a backyard bobsled track

DIY dad builds a backyard bobsled track

Location: Rujiena, Latvia

"My name is Aivis Berzins and I built a bobsled track in my garden."

The homemade track is 558 ft long

Each ride lasts about a minute

and the sleds can go up to 19 mph

"I used some old disassembled wardrobes that I didn’t want to burn. I spent maybe 50 euros on screws, but that's all. The rest was made using my initiative and my joy of working."

Aivis says he started the project six years ago

"I built the bobsled track for the kids, so they have something to do in the winter and so they don't just sit in the house all the time in front of the TV and computer."