You are invited to send a photographer / reporter / camera crew to a photocall at The Pass of Killiecrankie, in Highland Perthshire, on Tuesday 28 February, for what is believed to be the UK’s first ‘bungee on a bike’.
WHAT: Adam Flint, a cyclist from Highland Perthshire, dressed in brightly coloured cycling kit and sitting on his bike, will launch himself off the bridge at Killiecrankie for a spectacular 40 metre bungee jump, the first of its kind from a permanent jump site in the UK, to the stunning wooded gorge of the River Garry below.
Highland Perthshire Cycling (HPC), a voluntary group set up in November 2009 to promote and develop cycling in Highland Perthshire, celebrate ‘Leap Day 2012′ with this dramatic bungee jump on a bike.
HPC will also launch their new website (http://newsite.highlandperthshirecycling.co.uk/) that will go live on Leap Day – Wednesday 29 February.
WHERE: Meet at the car park of Killiecrankie Visitor Centre, Killiecrankie, Perthshire PH16 5LG
WHEN: Tuesday 28th February at 11am – for the official jumps.
Please note – Set-up and practice jumps from 10am
(RSVP: if you are attending – Paddy Cuthbert – Podge Publicity – T: 07968 699636 / E: firstname.lastname@example.org)
HIGHLAND PERTHSHIRE CYCLING
Highland Fling, who operate the bungee site, Progression Bikes of Dunkeld, and Escape Route of Pitlochrym have joined Highland Perthshire Cycling in a collaboration to bring the first Bungee Jump on a Bike to Highland Perthshire.
The businesses all offer fantastic experiences and services for cyclists in Highland Perthshire. They offer on and off road cycling experiences in the area from the adrenaline fuelled to the more gentle family focused activities.
Emma Burtles, of Highland Perthshire Cycling, said: “Highland Perthshire Cycling, are delighted to have our Leap Day celebrated in such style with this bike bungee.
“Our community based organisation, which has been awarded Cycle Friendly Community of the Year 2011/12, works to promote and enable more people to cycle more often in Highland Perthshire; whether locals or visitors, running workshops, clubs, school activities, and events to achieve this.
“The highlight of the year is the Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival running from 4th – 13th May 2012.
“Highland Perthshire Cycling works collaboratively with many local groups, schools and businesses in the region to make this happen.
“In the last few weeks, a number of enthusiastic local businesses have worked together to create the giant 40-metre Leap on a Bike; our unique celebration of Leap Year 2012 that will launch all that is going on for cyclists in Highland Perthshire and will highlight our brand new website.”
Adam Flint, from Progression Bikes, the brave bungee biker who has organised the event, said: “This leap on Leap Day is just one example of the fantastic collaboration between businesses in the area working together to promote and develop cycling.
“We are really putting Highland Perthshire on the map. From the miles of scenic road riding, to ribbons of wild singletrack, we really have it all.
“And its not just cycling one can enjoy here. There is so much on offer, no wonder it is becoming such a popular tourist destination for families and thrill seekers alike.
“A lot of work went into organising, preparing and setting up this event, and thanks must go to all those who made it happen, both on the ground and in the air!”
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