Archive footage shows daredevil rider tackling obstacles including actual fire

The BFI tweeted the footage earlier this week of the stuntman in action in 1974. Scroll on past the stunt riding for more of the best cycling videos

Never mind the action from the Red Bull Rampage, or the latest the video from Danny Macaskill, this daredevil from Gloucester was well ahead of the extreme sports curve.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.