23 AUGUST 1975, Page 8

The wall of death

Roll up! Roll up! And come and see The greatest stunt in history.

A workers' team in co-op wed Standing on its collective head, Riding upon a motorbike.

Fit swear I've never seen the like.

It really makes you hold your breath To see them ride the wall of death.

All gravity they do defy; If they lose balance they will die.

Round and round the wall they go.

But see, how now they're going slow!

Gravity this pace won't master.

Will triumph now turn to disaster? Basil Charles