The warm and sunny Montpellier in the south of France has been the perfect playground for freestyle scooter rider Kilian Larher to perfect his skills for the past 15 years. He has been surrounded by sports his entire life, having caught the bug for competition from his father, who was a sports instructor.
After playing football and basketball, Kilian’s first foray onto two wheels originally started with BMX racing. And while he enjoyed the speed, it was when he once tried to ride a scooter on a skateboard, that he knew his love of tricks would take him down the freestyle scooter route.
Inspired by the freestyler Coedie Donovan, extreme sports has become more than a hobby for Kilian, it's a way of life.
Despite a diploma in civil engineering – and an interest in DIY that has seen him renovate much of his house during the coronavirus lockdown - he has dedicated his time to create a YouTube channel which now has over 100,000 subscribers. Through social media, Kilian has been able to combine his passion for photography, video and travel within the freestyle scooter world.
“The aim with this sport is to constantly improve all the time,” he says. “And now it’s important for me that I recognise young people in the community so that I can help the new generation of riders and raise the profile of the sport even further.”