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Daredevil Knievel announces death-defying London jump

Posted on December 15th, 2009 in Celebrity PR,Extreme Sports PR,Sport PR,Stunt Attempt PR.

LONDON, Tuesday 15th December 2009: Robbie Knievel has announced plans to stage a record attempt to jump 16 double-decker buses and beat his father’s failed attempt in 1975. The jump will take place on 22nd May, London 2010.

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Following in his father’s famous tyre tracks, world-leading motorcycling daredevil Robbie Knievel is coming to London to stage a record attempt to jump an incredible 16 double-decker buses on a classic Harley Davidson XR-750.

The world’s foremost motorcycle thrill-seeker, now aged 47, will use the Harley Davidson XR- 750 – the same motorcycle model his father Evel Knievel used in his failed attempt at Wembley stadium in 1975.

On May 25th 1975, Robbie’s legendary father took to Wembley to jump over 13 buses and crashed in front of an audience of 90,000, breaking his pelvis, ending his thrilling career.

Robbie will attempt to clear a record-breaking 16 buses with a Harley-Davidson XR-750 – three more than Evel Knievel.

This death defying stunt, set to take place in London on 22nd May 2010, exactly 35 years after his father’s attempt, will place Robbie one step closer to completing all of his father’s daring attempts and silence the critics who have questioned Robbie’s use of the lighter CR-500 in the past.

The Honda high-performance motocross bike is designed for jumping and has been a preferred choice for Robbie in the majority of his stunts. His father Evel Knievel conversely made most of his record breaking jumps using a Harley, a massively heavier and less agile motorcycle. Robbie Knievel will now thrill us with the same model of Harley as he attempts the unthinkable for his London stunt.

Robbie has successfully completed over 350 professional jumps, including 20 world records, and completed every jump his father attempted with the exception of two stunts: the bus-jumping record set by Evel at Wembley Stadium in 1975 and the Snake River Canyon jump in 1974.

Robbie Knievel said, “Daredevils are a dying breed. I’m proud to have been raised by one and to be one myself. I’m looking forward to this and although my dad’s jump ended with broken bones and a lot of pain, I’m confident he’ll be smiling down on this one.”

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**ROBBIE KNIEVEL – STUNT ATTEMPT – ANNOUNCEMENT**

Posted on December 14th, 2009 in Extreme Sports PR,Sport PR,Stunt Attempt PR.

Robbie Knievel, the world famous dare-devil and son of iconic Evel Knievel will attend a press conference tomorrow to announce his most daring stunt yet.

Press Conference: 10.30am, Tuesday 15th December at The Hospital Club, 24 Endell Street, London WC2

The most famous daredevil alive Robbie has completed over 350 jumps, setting 20 world records. These include the Caesars Palace Fountain jump, a 30 Limo jump and most famously The Grand Canyon jump.

RSVP ESSENTIAL: Louisa Bradshaw, 0208 206 5151. louisa.bradshaw@taylorherring.com

Biog:

Robbie Knievel is the son of the late famous stuntman Evel Knievel and his first wife Linda. Robbie began jumping his bicycle at age 4 and rode motorcycles at age 7. At age 8 he performed his first show with his father at Madison Square Garden. By the age of 12 he was on tour with his father where he would perform wheelies.

Without question, the most famous daredevil alive Robbie has completed over 350 jumps, setting 20 world records. These include the Caesars Palace Fountain jump, the building to building jump, the 30 Limo jump and The Grand Canyon jump.

The Grand Canyon jump was one of Robbie Knievel’s most exciting and famous jumps on May 20, 1999. Robbie’s considering a future jump of the Snake River Canyon on the Snake River near Twin Falls, Idaho, a feat his father had failed at in 1974.

In 2003 Robbie had a spectacular jump at the Chinook Winds Casino where he cleared 15 Diet Pepsi Trucks. During the summer of 2005, Robbie had his own TV show on A&E called Knievel’s Wild Ride.

In 2006, Robbie partnered to open Knievel’s Custom Cycles, A custom motorcycle based in Hermitage PA. In late March 2006, Robbie Knievel jumped from one barge to another in Jacksonville, FL and in late July 2006, he made a tribute jump to his father at Evel Knievel Days in Butte, Montana by jumping four huge flame throwers.

On March 18, 2007, Robbie jumped an assortment of military vehicles at the North Carolina Auto Expo in Raleigh, North Carolina. Soon afterwards, he appeared in a nationally broadcast commercial for Holiday Inn Express.

On June 9, 2007, he appeared in Wilmington, Delaware and successfully jumped $4.8 billion in fake money representing the amount of interest paid to the customers of ING Direct.

In August 2007, he was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Sturgis, South Dakota and made a jump at the world famous Buffalo Chip campground.

Robbie successfully jumped over 24 Coca-Cola Zero trucks at The Kings Island Amusement Park outside Cincinnati, Ohio on May 24, 2008. 33 years earlier in 1975, his father Evel Knievel carved daredevil history by jumping over 14 Greyhound buses at Kings Island. Robbie Knievel, 46, landed almost 100 feet farther than Evel who was then 37.

Knievel successfully jumped on June 7, 2008 at the Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth, Texas. He cleared 21 Hummers on the front stretch of the speedway. He originally was going to jump 25 Hummers. However, there was a strong sustained headwind of 30mph the evening of the jump.

Robbie jumped on July 3, 2008 at Six Flags St. Louis. He cleared 25 Dodge vehicles in front of a cheering crowd. The jump, marked the opening of the Evel Knievel roller coaster. The coaster was the brainchild of Robbie to honor his father.

While performing pre-jump wheelies at the LCO Casino near Hayward, Wisconsin on August 16, 2008, during sporadic rainstorms, Robbie crashed and slid into some hay bales, dislocating his shoulder. Despite his injury, he performed the jump clearing four airplanes and a helicopter.

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