Daredevil Danny Mcavoy will bring his motorcycle to event at Walnut Tree Shades pub in Norwich

Motorcycle enthusiasts have got the chance to meet a man who will be attempting a terrifying two-wheeled world record later this year in Norwich next weekend.

Danny Mcavoy, 38, a daredevil rider who has already suffered life-threatening injuries from his attempts will be bringing his bike, a 2006 Suzuki GSXR1000, to the Walnut Tree Shades pub.

The rider will be at the pub, on Old Post Office Court, off The Back of The Inns in central Norwich, from 2pm on Sunday, February 26.

In August, at Elvington, near York, he will be attempting to beat the Guinness World Record for holding a wheelie on a motorbike for 1km.

Claire Wilson, landlady of the Walnut Tree Shades, explained: 'The current record is 181.5mph, held by Shane Egan. Danny's fastest attempt was in 2009, when the record was 172.9mph; he had reached 178mph but unfortunately dropped just before the line.


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'In 2010 Danny had a near-fatal accident which left him with 22 stitches.

'During his many years bike riding, he has suffered many injuries, which include eight bones broken in his wrist, six times his ankle, twice his neck and had to be brought back to life on one occasion.

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'Still this hasn't stopped him, and we are all looking forward to seeing him back out there trying to achieve this.'

The pub's event will include music from The Rockin' Devils Blues Band and a raffle, with some of the proceeds going to the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

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