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Rider crashes off cliff face

This is one of the ways off-roading can go badly wrong very quickly

IN this horrifying footage, Adrian Owen rides his dirt bike off an un-seen, and well hidden, cliff face.

 

 

Adrian posted the video on Facebook on Monday and it has been watched 2.1m times, garnering 18k comments and 18k ‘shares’. The post included an accompanying message thanking his fellow riders and the emergency services.

He said: “I would like to say a massive thank you to my family and friends for their concern at this time, i am very lucky to be still alive! I’d like to give a big shoutout to the mountain rescue, air ambulance crew, medical staff and anyone else that has helped me pull through this. Also a big shoutout to the boys for reassuring and comforting me while the help was on its way, and to anyone that rides off road bikes always be aware of your surroundings as all it takes is one silly mistake like mine and it could be game over! I got off very lucky!”

If anything, the post goes to show that when riding off-road, at speed – sometimes what you think you can see is not always what it seems to be. Towards the end of the clip we see Adrian riding at speed along a narrow trail, towards what looks like a flat green expanse. It’s only when it is too late to prevent a fall that the flat expanse in front of him turns out to be a big drop off a cliff-face.

Thankfully on this occasion, Adrian seems to be okay and this should hopefully not be the last time he gets on a dirt bike.

We wish Adrian the best with his recovery.

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