BUSHY’S will enlist the services of bungee jump company Extreme Sensations for the beer tent site during TT week, and are hoping that people will take the opportunity to raise money for charities.
The 180 foot crane will be installed and ready for action on May 31, and will run until Senior Race Day.
Thrill seekers can pay £50 for the privilege of riding the crane cage to the top, suspended over the sea at Loch Promenade, and make the impressive leap. Second jumps will cost £30, and a third will cost £15.
Extreme Sensations’ director Jonny Sims was in the island to meet Bushy’s Brewery boss Martin Brunnschweiler.
‘You’d be surprised who goes up to jump, it’s quite extraordinary,’ said Mr Sims, on the fact that timid-looking mums often hold their nerve better than their brash teenaged sons.
He stressed his company has a 100 per cent safety record over its 23 years in business.
Individuals or groups interested in sponsored jumps should contact martin(at)bushys.com, while the ‘Toss Your Boss’ initiative has proved popular elsewhere, where companies sponsor their boss to jump, who can only opt out if they promise to double the money raised.
The bungee will open from lunch time to around 8 or 9pm each night. The minimum age is 14, and under 16s need a parent or guardian present.
‘I think it will be a great think to stand and watch,’ said Mr Brunnschweiler. ‘And it’s probably worth pointing out that anyone who is worse for wear will not be allowed on!’
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