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Teenager's eight-mile wheelie record attempt


Fourteen-year-old Aaron Stannage is the son of a stuntman

A 14-year-old boy believes he has set a new world record for the longest bicycle wheelie by riding for more than eight miles (13km) on one wheel.

Aaron Stannage, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, cycled for one hour to complete the feat in Leeds on Sunday.

Aaron, who is the son of a stuntman, said he felt "cool" to have set the record.

Guinness World Records officials attended the attempt and will report whether it is a record in a few weeks.

Aaron said he believed it was the first time anyone had attempted a wheelie record.

Wheelie marathon

Aaron's father, Mark Stannage, said he was "chuffed to death" with his son's efforts.

"That's going to take some beating by anybody," he said.

Family and friends watched Aaron as he completed more than 90 laps of a track at the John Charles Stadium.

He said he was kept entertained by listening to Linkin Park and the Prodigy while circling the track.

"I nearly lost it a couple of times but I just put it behind me and carried on," Aaron said after his wheelie marathon.

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