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Video: Bas Keep rides tunnel beneath a reservoir

BMX stunt ace is back with a new video - and says it was a "terrifying" place to ride...

Remember Bas Keep and his video from last year in which the BMX stunt rode down walls in Brighton and Croydon?

> Video: Amazing skills as BMX ace Bas Keep rides down walls

Well, he’s back with another video, and in this one takes to a tunnel beneath a reservoir with some pals to do a bit of riding.

Getting down there was an achievement in itself, and could only be done when the water level in the reservoir was low, with access gained via ladder from what Keep described as a “plughole” – basically, the reservoir’s overflow system.

Once down there, there were some top skills on show as well as cups of tea being passed around (in proper cups, too) – although as Keep points out, if someone had a crash and for example broke a leg, there’s no way out.

As he says in the description to the video on YouTube, “terrifying” – well, it is Halloween …

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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