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UK’s First Ever ‘Bungee Jump by Bicycle’

28.02.2012 | Cycling News

Adam Flint, jumped from the crossing at Killecrankie, Perthshire in the first stunt of its kind in the UK. Flint plunged 40 metres off a bridge above the Pass of Killiecrankie to celebrate Leap Day 2012 and to publicise the Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival in May.

The bungee stunt used the facilities of local business and bungee jump operator Highland Fling, and to launch the website of Highland Perthshire Cycling, a voluntary group set up to promote cycling in the area.

Adam Flint, of mountain bike specialist Progression Bikes, who set up the collaborative event with both groups said before he jumped that this was “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.”

He went on to add “From the miles of scenic road riding, to ribbons of wild singletrack, we really have it all. And it’s 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.”

The Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival runs from the 4th – 13th May this year and 2012 sees the launch of a brand new programme of activities for locals and tourists visiting Highland Perthshire and has been awarded Cycle Friendly Community of the year 2011-12.