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BMX Kiwi star attempts world record jump near Rotorua

Kiwi BMX star Jed Mildon is attempting a world record attempt near Rotorua this morning.

The Taupō rider will try to set a Guinness World Record for the longest jump on an eBike with pedal assistance, jumping more than 30 meters in a specially designed area near Rainbow Mountain, about 25 kilometers south of Rotorua.

Mildon travels the world like a modern Evel Knievel, taking on bold challenges and pushing the boundaries of what can be done with a bicycle.

Mildon was the first person in the world to land a triple and then quadruple reverse on a BMX bike in 2011 and 2015 respectively.

Jed Mildon sets a world record near Rotorua on Friday. Photo / NZME

Today’s effort was a time in planning and designing.

From selecting and setting up an eBike that can handle the difficulty of making this leap, to finding a site that would allow it to safely reach the speeds needed to do the minimum distance, to climb the tools for to create the perfect launch pad, it’s time to jump.

The timing of today’s effort will depend on the weather.

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BMX Kiwi star attempts world record jump near Rotorua

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