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The Wall of Death is ridiculous. Daredevils ride 100-yearold Indian Scouts inside a big barrel, actively defying the laws of gravity as they perpetually flick round and around, battling serious motion sickness, blackouts and crushing G-forces. Somehow they stick to the wall as their tyres skim inches from the top where spectators stand, gawking in awe.
But that’s not enough for Guy. No, he’s going to attempt a Wall of Death world record. To get the Guinness record he’ll need to reach 60mph and then come to a controlled stop; that means riding the biggest wall the world has ever seen, faster than anyone before him and with more G-force than any rider has ever experienced. Oh, and he’s doing it live, in front of millions of TV viewers, and the word is he wants to hit 80mph. So no pressure then, apart from the 6G of it draining the blood from his brain.
Guy’s record attempt harks back to the days of Evel Knievel's epic live stunts. The wall has thrilled audiences since the early 1900s, but not like this. Not at this speed and not at this incredible, gob-smacking size with more G-force than astronauts endure.
“When I first heard the idea, I genuinely thought ‘that’s the best idea anyone’s come up with ever,’” says Guy. “I’m the luckiest man alive getting to do this. Let’s get stuck in, let’s have it. It’s gonna be a right night!”
Good luck sir, and hats off to you.
‘Guy’s attempt harks back to the days of the legendary