FAIR DEVILS

Dar­ing biker babes go full throt­tle on Wall of Death

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - ■ by LAURA DALE & MOL­LIE MANS­FIELD

THESE biker babes are the only three women in the UK who take on the Wall of Death.

Dare­devil trio Kerri Cameron, Jaimi Starr and Abi­gail Fox per­form the dan­ger­ous stunt trav­el­ling around the coun­try with a fair­ground troupe.

The brave pals use noth­ing more than grav­i­ta­tional force to stop them plung­ing 20ft down the ver­ti­cal cylin­der.

Kerri, 33, be­came a bike stunt rider by ac­ci­dent – she thought she was ap­ply­ing for a job as a horse rider!

She said: “The Sad­dle Club where I was work­ing at the time was mov­ing, so I had to find a new job. When I typed in ‘horse rider’ the Wall of Death job ap­pli­ca­tion came up. But I thought it would be stunt rid­ing on horses.

“For years I was just rid­ing with the boys, so as soon as the op­por­tu­nity to go into the ring with the other girls came up I grabbed it with both hands.

“Ev­ery­one who watches al­ways thinks we’re go­ing to be the ‘flesh’ in the cen­tre, which makes it even more em­pow­er­ing and lib­er­at­ing when we get on the bikes and ride.”

The wall it­self is 20ft high and 32ft in di­am­e­ter and made of Ore­gon Pine.

Ken Fox is the founder of the troupe and is recog­nised as be­ing the world’s lead­ing rider on the Wall of Death – and the only per­son ever to take a steam bike onto the wall.

He said: “All of the men in the au­di­ence al­ways tell the girls that they’ve got ‘big­ger balls’ than they have.”

Jaimi, 25, has been get­ting to grips with the Wall of Death since she was just 17. She said: “It was fam­ily con­nec­tions that got me into this be­cause I used to spend a lot of my sum­mer hol­i­days prac­tis­ing on the bikes.

“I started on the demon­stra­tion bike and I got a great adren­a­line rush from it. Af­ter that I started to prac­tise on the walls.

“We’re amaz­ing friends, but even more than that they’re like my sis­ters.”

Abi­gail, 27, joined the team af­ter she went along to a live show.

She said: “I love it when me and the girls all ride to­gether as it just makes it that lit­tle bit more spe­cial.

“We’re the only girls in the UK who do it, so to get in the ring to­gether is great and it’s funny to see how shocked ev­ery­one is.”

SCARY: Dar­ing Abi­gail goes hands-free as fans ap­plaud ■ THRILLS: Abi­gail watches Kerri on the Wall of Death and, left, the pair with fel­low rider Jaimi, left BUST-UP: David

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