Extreme sports are played by people who are highly passionate, adventurous, and like to take risks at sports. Are you passionate about it? In the UK, too you can find such people who are accustomed in involving into dangerous, risky gaming. In the infographic, you will get to notice some of the interesting crazy sports and flag raisers for the UK. Some the UK’s extreme sports are skydiving/parachuting, hang gliding/paragliding, bungee jumping, street luge, and Gloucester Downhill Cheese Rolling. Did you ever participate in it?
Famous Extreme Sports Players
We are certain that you will definitely get into any of these extreme sports and something everybody should know about it. John Hampton was the first Englishman to have taken a parachute descent. He did jump from a hot air balloon in 1838 at a height of 9,000 feet.
Tony Stadler was the youngest person who did jump off from a airplane at the age of 4. You can enjoy hand gliding at an altitude of 16,000 ft, and in a cool wind breeze, you can glide at a speed of 50mph. An average gliding flight should last for at least 15-25 minutes. Kathleen Rigg claims to have flown 200km in a triangle over Bavarian Alps on 1, July, 2015. Once, this claim is verified she will be earning 2 hang gliding records.
Oxford Students Play Bungee
Bungee jumping platform is normally up to a height of 400 ft and chord stretches up to 3 times its actual length. In bungee jumping, for a 50m fall the top speed reached is 70 mph. Oxford students raised the flag in bungee jumping by competing from Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol on April fool’s Day, 1979. Street Luge was introduced in the UK from California in 1995 and in this sport; your body should be at least 5 cm away from hard tarmac road. In order to prevent injury from accidents, full leathers and full-face motorbike helmets are in need.