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Furthest Bicycle Jump

I want to ride my bicycle,
I want to ride my bike.
I want to ride my bicycle,
I want to ride it where I like.

So wrote Freddie Mercury.
Whether or not Mercury really did want to ride his bicycle is a mystery; only Brian May knows the answer, and he won't tell me.

Regardless, there are plenty of people who want to, and who do ride their bikes.
Most choose flat areas of ground to ride on, the only hazard being careless motorists or slippery drain covers.
But a select few decide instead to ride their bikes down massive slopes, up ramps, and into the air!

And on the 19th of November 1998, Robert Pocket took exactly that route, soon finding himself to have travelled an incredible distance of 32 feet!

He broke both legs, his pelvis, shoulder, elbow and bruised his lungs.


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