Guy Martin to attempt Wall of Death world record - LIVE!

Published: 18 March 2016

Guy Martin will attempt a record-breaking assault on the largest Wall of Death ever built on March 28, according to a new trailer film released by Channel4

The short teaser, below, shows Guy team up with world-famous Wall of Death master, Ken Fox, who has trained the Lincolnshire racer to ride horizontally in the epic 120ft diameter wood-lined drum. As stunts go, this one is big – and the whole assault on the wall will be aired live on Channel4 on Easter Bank Holiday Monday, March 28, at 7:15pm.

The Wall of Death is an epic stunt that involves defying gravity: riding a motorcycle around a vertical wall at high speed. Guy will attempt to go faster and further than ever before, setting a new world record by scaling incredible new heights on an enormous wall that has been specially constructed from shipping containers. The programme also follows Guy's training, which began over a year ago with his first rather clumsy attempts to ride a wall under the guidance of Britain's finest Wall of Death rider, Ken Fox.

Guy also learns about the science that makes him and his bike stick to a vertical wall, from Cambridge University professor Dr Hugh Hunt. And, in a punishing flight in a stunt plane with ex-fighter pilot Mark Greenfield, Guy experiences the massive G forces he'll need to contend with. Guy's take on the show? 'It's the greatest idea anyone has ever had.' 

See the full story in next week's MCN.

 

(Images courtesy of Channel4)