Clamber Into A Crane And Jump The Capital's Only Bungee Of The Year
Released on: September 27, 2010, 4:46 am
London, September 2010 – It's time to fire up the London
crane again and prepare for another fantastic weekend of sun, scenery
and adrenaline, as dates are announced for central London's only
bungee jumping event in 2010. It is fast upon us, taking place on the
weekend beginning 24 September. A few spaces are left for this
exclusive, unforgettable experience day organised by Extreme Element.
To whet your appetite, last year's event had Tower Bridge buzzing with swarms of
Extreme Element T-shirt wearers eagerly awaiting their turn to clamber into the
crane and jump the capital city's only bungee of the year. The weather was a
perfect accomplice, with the sun shining beautifully all weekend and lighting up the
stunning scenery and architecture, adding an unbeatable extra to the bungee jump
experience. If you would like to be part of the event and watch the daring record
attempt, you can check availability and book yourself on a single or a tandem jump.
There are just under two weeks to go and only a few slots left, so hurry to get your
piece of the action!
"We are very excited about the bungee jumping event. And this year, we are doubling
our efforts by bringing a second crane to jump up to 600 people. This is just the
first step for us – next year, we will be attempting to break the record for most
people jumped in 24 hours, which is currently set at 502", says Pipa Nogaro, MD at
Extreme Element. The bungee takes place in Pottersfield Park, right next to Tower
Bridge, and is open to the public from morning till late on 25 and 26 September this
year. The bungee jump is part of the 2010 London Rat Race, the urban adventure
challenge event that turns cities into high-adrenaline adventure playgrounds for
teams to hike, bike, abseil, climb and kayak across the capital city. James Fields,
operations manager of UK Bungee Club, is the fearless man challenged with breaking
the current record of 19 jumps, set in South Africa in 2003. James said: "I spend
my life jumping from cranes in my line of work with UK Bungee, so I am expecting to
do around 23 to 25 in 60 minutes and break the record by at least 3 jumps".
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