wall of death


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wall of death

n
(Mechanical Engineering) (at a fairground) a giant cylinder round the inside walls of which a motorcyclist rides
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A fairground will be operating, while the Demon Drome Wall of Death will also be open, with spectacular stunts and high speed action on a vertical raceway.
He said: "I was inspired to take up cycling by watching Chris Hoy on TV and being captivated by his success, as well as the uniqueness of the venues - it reminded me of a circus Wall of Death!
I often watch them, orange bikes and all, trying to negotiate passing points around the totally confusing roundabout on Broadway West in Gosforth, which often makes the wall of death on the Town Moor look safe.
I remember the wonderful smell of petrol from the Wall of Death and the drum roll from the striptease show next door.
The wall of death. If you have a mental barrier going in, then you are not going to get to the top."
This is a fascinating documentary that follows Steve as he trains for months, with the help of his wife, double Olympic rowing champion Helen Glover, and expert climber Leo Houlding, who dubs the climb "the wall of death".
Second place went to another Fiesta, the World Rally Car of former champion Conor McCloskey and co-driver John Rowan while Hugh Hunter survived what he later described as a "wall of death" on the opening stage to take third place points in his Ford Focus World Rally Car.
One thing is pretty certain these days, and that is the absence of things which send a chill down your spine by their sheer, death-defying audacity, acts similar to the thrilling wall of death motorbike act seen at Birmingham Rep in a circus performance some years ago.
As well as machines blasting up the half-mile long hill, which gets to 1 in 4 at its steepest, there'll be a motorcycle wall of death and other attractions.
GUY MARTIN'S WALL OF DEATH: LIVE Channel 4, 7.15pm The Wall of Death is an epic stunt that involves riding a motorcycle around a vertical wall at high speeds.