Lincoln media firms support Guy Martin’s record breaking Wall of Death challenge

Lincolnshire daredevil Guy Martin set a new high speed record in a Wall of Death challenge, riding a motorbike on a 20ft high vertical wall at nearly 80 mph.

Originally from Grimsby, Guy, 34, worked with trainer Ken Fox, to learn the best technique to be able to succeed in his challenge before attempting the record live in Louth on Channel 4 on March 28.

In order to succeed, he had to pull 5Gs (five times the force of gravity) to hit a minimum of 60 mph on his specially-built custom motorcycle.

Guy successfully hit 5.2G and a high speed of 78.15 mph. The attempt is currently available to watch via 4OD.

Guy Martin, Lincolnshire's daredevil

Guy Martin, Lincolnshire’s daredevil

Lincoln-based Epix Media and Kurnia Aerial Photography & Videography both had vital parts in the filming of the build up to the programme.

Epix Media produced a time-lapse video over five weeks of the wall being created. Will King, Director of Epix Media, said: “This project came about after North One TV decided to get in touch after spotting our website.

“It was technically very challenging to consistently capture timelapse images of the build over five weeks, but our team worked hard to make the final video suitable for broadcast.

“We were incredibly proud to see our timelapse footage feature in the TV ad – to see our work play out live across the UK is always a real buzz.”

Kurnia Aerial Photography & Videography provided drone footage for the training as well as some of the construction.

Owner Michael Keng said: “We are pleased to have been contracted to carry out the aerial filming for the pre-recorded parts of the programme.

“Our involvement is mainly around the early days when Guy found the location to build the wall of death and when he met with Professor Hugh Hunt to understand the physics behind riding a motorcycle at speed around a wall of death. We also filmed some of the construction of the wall.”