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Daredevils to rescue of Eye Show

PUBLISHED: 15:20 14 August 2008 | UPDATED: 10:37 12 July 2010

A team of daredevils has been drafted in to the Eye Show and Country Fair following the dramatic withdrawal of one of the star attractions.

The Bolddog Lings Minibike Display Team from Harleston will be performing in the main arena on August 24 and 25 in place of German highwire acrobat Jean Monti.

A team of daredevils has been drafted in to the Eye Show and Country Fair following the dramatic withdrawal of one of the star attractions.

The Bolddog Lings Minibike Display Team from Harleston will be performing in the main arena on August 24 and 25 in place of German highwire acrobat Jean Monti.

Last week, show director Tim Seeley received a call from Mr Monti from a hospital in Germany explaining he had suffered a back injury caused by his performances at the top of a 185ft swaying pole.

“Herr Monti was very apologetic. He has been performing this extraordinary act all around Europe for several years and this has caused serious wear and tear on his spine that will keep him in hospital for several weeks. However, we are thrilled that the Bolddog Lings team have been able to step in at short notice - they always put on a terrific show,” said Mr Seeley.

The minibike team is a scaled-down version of its bigger brother the Bolddog Lings Freestyle Team, and the riders perform the same airborne tricks.

There is a good chance that show-goers will see Arran Powley, the UK's top minibike freestyle rider, performing back-flip variations with a trick thrown in while he's upside down. The display also involves a minibike race and freestyle trick competition, and people can meet all the riders on their interactive stand and get up close to their machines and stunt equipment.

This show also features the Blades aerobatic team of ex-Red Arrows pilots, freefall parachutists, blindfold driving, dog dancing and a host of family attractions at the Goodrich Park showground in Palgrave, near Diss.

Full show information is at www.eyeshow.org.uk


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