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Video: Amazing skills as BMX ace Bas Keep rides down walls

Brighton and Croydon among the locations - and there's also a 'making-of' documentary...

Brighton and Croydon are among the locations featured in a new video from British BMX ace Bas Keep and his sponsors Red Bull in which he rides his bike down the sides of buildings.

With the help of custom built ramps (and a bit of hi-viz to pass themselves off as workmen, Keep and his team found places nowhere there was bridge and a building in close proximity to alllow him to plan for and pull off the spectacular stunts.

The climactic jump in Croydon is something else altogether - there's a 20-foot gap between the bridge and the wall, with a vertical drop of around 35 feet.

As this 'making-of' video explains, that was one location that had been scouted through Google Earth, and also the one to which Keep was at greatest risk of serious injury.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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