How many days of lockdown has it been now? A thousand? Over a thousand? A million? Over a million? We’ve lost count to be honest, and we imagine you have too.
You’ve now done every jigsaw puzzle in existence, watched every single thing on Netflix… twice, watched the incredibly entertaining 18-minute-long Handforth Parish Council highlights featuring Jackie Weaver three times and spent hours forlornly looking at you mountain bike while attempting to conjure up memories of better times in your mind’s eye.
What’s Brendan Fairclough been doing to keep himself entertained in lockdown? Well, he’s been trying to jump over his house of course. In all honesty, it hasn’t really gone to plan but sometimes it’s about the journey with these things isn’t it? Anyway, worth a watch.
Some words from Brendan Fairclough
“To start with DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. Okay glad we got that out of the way and now onto the video itself. This week Beney and I decided it was time to test the Defender Spicy MTB Sender 6000 and due to having to stay local we decided as one final send off for the house I would jump over it on my downhill bike. Or at least I thought I’d jump over it. Sam Pilgrim also offered up his sprinter as a landing so expect that one coming soon.
“We wheeled the ramp into position and instantly knew the gap was way too big to clear with pedal power alone, so decided we had to make a bridge to park the defender on to get as close as possible to the house. So we got to work with Olly Wilkins and mapped it out to make sure it worked as best as possible.
“I just always want to entertain you guys and if riding my bike doing my job is doing that then I’m a happy man”
“To be honest I was pretty sceptical of this as soon as rolled the Landrover in to place but I knew it had to be done or at least attempted before we pull the house down ready for my one to be built. Sure enough, the defender jump works amazingly just the run in failed me and ended up in a huge case (gonna need a lawyer for that) haha. I think is the biggest misjudgment of speed I have ever had in my whole career. I blame being towed in on the Motocross bike as I was getting roasted, visibility was poor and always hard to judge speed when you have so many other aspects around your to judge. Cheers to the bro for attempting it though, he killed it.
“It’s tough to know where the limit is these days of what we should be doing and not doing in these weird times. I just always want to entertain you guys and if riding my bike doing my job is doing that then I’m a happy man.”