Find out why daredevil Ken is a big Mill thriller at Stotfold’s feast of family fun

Wall of Death daredevil Ken Fox is one of the attractions at the Stotfold Mill Steam Fair & Country

Wall of Death daredevil Ken Fox is one of the attractions at the Stotfold Mill Steam Fair & Country Show 2016 - Credit: Archant

Motorcyclist and Wall Of Death supremo Ken Fox is the man who put TV daredevil Guy Martin through his paces for his successful world record bid.

Ken Fox's Wall of Death where Guy Martin trained for his speed challenge

Ken Fox's Wall of Death where Guy Martin trained for his speed challenge - Credit: Archant

The live broadcast of terrifying circuits at speeds of nearly 80mph was watched by millions – but you can see Ken demonstrating his own expertise in the flesh at Stotfold Mill next weekend.

Ken trained Guy for a whole year for the record run, and praised the dedication and discipline his willing pupil demonstrated.

“He would come to wherever we were in the country twice a week and would train for around three hours at a time,” he said

Ken’s team also built the special giant wall needed for the challenge.

Guy Martin in training with Ken Fox Wall of Death

Guy Martin in training with Ken Fox Wall of Death - Credit: Archant

It will be a smaller structure that’s on show at Stotfold, with riders reaching 30mph as they make heart-in-the-mouth horizontal circuits.

The Wall of Death attraction has been in Ken’s family for more than 80 years – the tradition was passed on to him by his grandfather and father and he is now passing it down to his own children.

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Ken has been a regular performer at the historic mill’s spring fundraiser, first appearing in 2008.

This year’s event, the 14th, will be staged on Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8, with gates open from 10.30am to 5pm daily.

Tickets are available on the day (adults £8, children £4) but you can make a saving by booking in advance at www.stotfoldmill.com, where you can also find out full details of what other thrilling displays are part of the weekend’s packed programme.

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