DIY dad builds a backyard bobsled track

A Latvian father of two has taken his DIY skills to the extreme by building a huge sledding track in his backyard in northern Latvia.

The track is the handiwork of Aivis Berzins from Rujiena in Latvia.

Aivis says he started the project six years ago to keep his kids entertained in the winter months.

Riders on the track can reach speeds of up to 19mph, with each ride lasting around one minute.

Get a virtual tour of the track in the video above.