England's longest zip wire, at 740 metres in length, has been revealed at the popular British tourist park the Eden Project, near St Austell in Cornwall. The exhilarating adventure zip wire is open for visitors to ride from Saturday 21 July 2012. Over one million Britons and foreign tourists visit the Eden Project every year to see the world's largest greenhouse and the enormous 'biomes' that display an impressive range of tropical and sup-tropical fauna. The zip wire is the latest addition to the Eden Project and offers visitors more daring experience compared to the typical botanical sights; courageous riders can soar over the entire 35 acre site from new heights on a one minute trip.
Families can take a ride, although under 14s must be accompanied by someone over 16 years of age and parental permission is required for anyone under 18. The main restrictions are concerning height and weight; visitors to the site must be taller than 1.2 metres and must weigh between 40 and 120 kilograms to slide down the wire.
Adventurous travellers are now catered for at the Eden Project, as the 'SkyWire' brings a whole new dynamic to the park. Gaynor Coley, the Eden Project's chief executive commented on the zip wire saying: "Not only does it give an exhilarating ride to thrill seekers visiting the project but it also represents the risks people take to be successful in an ever-changing world." The ?SkyWire' inauguration ceremony saw Marco Fiera, a circus performer, cycle down the wire on a Penny Farthing bicycle. Travellers who are not attracted by the botanical gardens but wish to have a go on the zip wire can do at a cost of £10, whilst the ride costs £5 for those who have already paid admission to the park.
See the Eden Project website for more information.
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