Tower Bridge backflip by Robbie Maddison
Robbie Maddison came up with a very spectacular way to promote the upcoming Battersea Power Station round of Red Bull X-Fighters scheduled to take place on August 22 in London. The daredevil performed a no-handed backflip between the two open sections of Tower Bridge spanning the Thames in London at a speed of 40 mph.
Although the stunt took place early this morning, all the elements were on Maddison’s side and he managed to land smoothly.
Very communicative, the stuntman shared a few impressions with the press: "People say I’m crazy, but I just want to push the boundaries of my sport and my body to the limit and I love taking on these huge challenges," said Maddison. "It was an incredible feeling to fly between the two towers and over the Thames".
The photos are courtesy of Getty Images.
Hit the jump to see the actual video from the event.