x Abu Dhabi, UAE Thursday 20 July 2017

Stunt rider minds the gap

LONDON // You may think the modern-day Evel Knievel might like to rest on his laurels every so often. After all, Robbie Maddison, 28, an Australian stunt rider, stunned the world last year with a record-breaking 106.98 metre jump over a football pitch in Melbourne. Then, he followed this with his amazing 29.26 metre near vertical jump onto the top of the replica Arc de Triomphe in Las Vegas. Instead, proving Maddison likes a challenge, he has recently completed an eye-catching back- flip motorbike jump between the open arches of London's Tower Bridge. One wonders what's next?