From bare knuckle to bare everything: the 102 thrillseekers strip off to take their seats on the Green Scream, Essex rollercoaster at Southend-on-Sea to break the naked rollercoaster world record, reports Daily Telegraph (UK).
Organisers were hoping they had broken a new record after 32 attempted the same feat in 2004 at Alton Towers, in Staffordshire.
Organiser Tracy Jones said: “We wanted to raise as much money as possible for this brilliant charity and give everybody who was brave enough, the chance to be part of the world record. Consequently, we had to run the Naked Rollercoaster three times.”
Senior Fundraising Manager at Bosom Pals, Barbara Warner said: “It takes a lot of nerve to take off all your clothes in front of 102 complete strangers, plus the world’s media.”
“So, we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who was brave enough to bare all and raise such a huge amount of cash more than £22,000 – for our vitally important cause,” she added.
The ride took place at Adventure Island, raising money for Southend Hospital Charitable Foundation’s Bosom Pals Appeal.
Adventure Island boss Philip Miller said: “People have travelled from all over the UK to take part and we’ve heard some amazing stories from so many who have been directly, or indirectly, affected by cancer and wanted to give something back.”
In 2004, to mark 50 years of Guinness World Records, 32 people rode on the Nemesis at Alton Towers in Staffordshire to beat the previous record of 28 held by Nemesis Inferno at Thorpe Park in Surrey. [via Daily Mail (UK), The Sun and Telegraph (UK)]