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Video: Bas Keep rides tunnel beneath a reservoir

BMX stunt ace is back with a new video - and says it was a "terrifying" place to ride...

Remember Bas Keep and his video from last year in which the BMX stunt rode down walls in Brighton and Croydon?

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

Well, he’s back with another video, and in this one takes to a tunnel beneath a reservoir with some pals to do a bit of riding.

Getting down there was an achievement in itself, and could only be done when the water level in the reservoir was low, with access gained via ladder from what Keep described as a “plughole” – basically, the reservoir’s overflow system.

Once down there, there were some top skills on show as well as cups of tea being passed around (in proper cups, too) – although as Keep points out, if someone had a crash and for example broke a leg, there’s no way out.

As he says in the description to the video on YouTube, “terrifying” – well, it is Halloween …

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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