MEET THE MAN
HARALD IS A 32 YEAR-OLD WITH CEREBRAL PALSY.
He has a degree in political science, but started the company ”Riise publishing - sporty web journalism” in 2011.
Exercising and sports are Haralds greatest passions. Under the pseudonym of ”Viking wheels” he aims to inspire people in different life situations to enjoy the fun and benefits of physical activity. Harald is primarily engaged in strength training. He uses Calisthenics, manuals and various kinds of exercise equipment. One of his favorite exercises is cycling, in which he only uses his arms.
He works out more than ten hours a week, focusing exclusively on the upper body. During the winter season he covers several kilometers a week with his hand bike, at the indoor running course of Bislett Stadium. In June 2016 he participated in the classical Norwegian race called ”Styrkeprøven” (The Strength Test). This time he brought his training partner, the professional handball player, Mie Sando along for the ride. They completed the 60 kilometers from Eidsvoll to Oslo in 2 hours and 34 minutes, using a combined foot and hand driven tandem bike. Harald is always looking for new physical challenges, so check his website and Instagram for frequent updates.
Apart from cycling Harald loves body weight training - Calisthenics. He prefers doing pull-ups with his wheelchair in addition to his own body weight. Harald looks upon the wheelchair as a symbol of his disability. He will not allow it to tie him down.
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Harald VIKING WHEELS Riise holds inspirational lectures for companies and organizations in Norway.
To hear Harald's story and his motivational speech, please contact him
by using the form below.
Harald talks about being born with disadvantages and the mental strength it takes to not play by the rules that the universe makes for you.
For any other questions, please feel free to contact Harald on the same form.