Video: Riding a bike without a helmet or other protective gear is already a risky idea. But climbing aboard a custom-built bike packed with 1000 rockets while you’re protected by nothing but a fireproof slab of foam strapped to your back is risk on a whole other level — even if you’re a semi-pro mad scientist like Colin Furze.
Furze has never shied away from fire and explosives when it comes to his inventions. This is the same man who built a cannon that fires thermite, and a machine that generates 6m tall fire tornadoes. But those creations allowed Furze to stay a safe distance from the heat and flames. Riding this bike was akin to having all those fireworks strapped right to his back, which is probably a separate stunt Furze has planned for a few weeks from now.