Biker pulls death-defying stunts on mansion rooftop in Billionaire’s Row… yards from the home of Wills and Kate
This is the moment a daredevil biker performed a series of death-defying stunts – on the roof of a mansion in the world’s most expensive road.
Chris Northover, 27, rode the electric dirt bike up to the property in Kensington Palace Gardens, also known as Billionaires’ Row.
He then entered the mansion and started riding around, performing donuts in tight areas.
After leaving tyre marks from his aggressive riding, the talented biker heads up the stairs of the Grade II listed wreck before making it onto the rooftop.
Chris, who isn’t wearing any harnesses, is filmed speeding toward the edge of the roof and coming within inches of falling 50ft off the top.
He manages to pull off a number of endos, wheelies and jumps while just 100 yards away from Kensington Palace, home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
In his most daunting move, Chris abseils through a skylight while on the bike.
Chris, road test editor at SuperBike Magazine, said: “It was a really good experience.
“All that was going through my head when I got up there was don’t fall off as I could be really badly hurt or die.
“But once I started it was like riding on a pavement. I’ve done a few stunts before but the abseiling bit was was terrifying.
“It was all quite surreal as we were on the roof and people were down on the ground looking up.
“The bike was brilliant. They market them as children’s bikes but it’s really strong and I’ve had loads of fun with it.”
Chris was riding an Oset 20.0 48v trials bike, which costs around £1,800.
The mansion, which is worth around £100 million despite its condition, was formerly the Russian consulate.
Businessman Jon Hunt, the founder of Foxtons Estate Agency and well known lover of classic cars, bought the home in 2002 and is having major work carried out on the property.
He gave Chris permission for the stunt, which was filmed over four days last summer before being uploaded to YouTube at the end of 2013.
The footage, shot by YouTube account Torque Tomahawk and called ‘Storm the Embassy’, has now gone viral after being picked up by the London Evening Standard.
It has been viewed more than 320,000 times
Chris, from Welwyn Garden City, Herts., added: “When the video got to 20,000 views we went out and celebrated as we didn’t expect it but it has kept going.”
Kensington Palace Gardens is regarded as the most exclusive and expensive road in the world.
The guarded street is home to embassies, ambassadors and a number of top businessmen.
Despite making up just 29 properties, it is estimated the total value of the properties is in excess of £3.4 BILLION.
The entire 2,600 properties in the Cotswolds town of Chipping Norton, in comparison, make up just one sixth of the value of Kensington Palace Gardens.