The Stunt

Have you seen this yet?! Action Sport icon and Nitro Circus ringleader Travis Pastrana attempted a barge to barge, 75-foot wide gap, backflip on London’s River Thames—Believe It or Not!—making the jump!

This jaw-dropping stunt was attempted once before in 2006 by Mike Metzger in San Francisco, California, but unfortunately ended in a crash. It is no easy feat, and for that reason, Ripley’s will be including this world first in next year’s Ripley’s Believe It or Not! annual—but you don’t have to wait an entire year to see Travis in the pages of Ripley’s!


Enter to Win

Want Travis’ autograph? Enter to win a copy of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Shatter Your Senses!—this year’s annual on sale now—signed by daredevil Travis Pastrana himself!

Giveaway is available to US and UK residents only.

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Pastrana battled high winds and rough waters as he flew between the two vessels floating on the legendary River Thames in London, UK, the iconic O2 rising in the background.

A Champ, Not a Chump

Ripley’s is ecstatic to be a part of history in the making and to help kick-off Nitro Circus’ 2018 European Tour, but athletic feats are also how we got our start…

On a slow news day in December 1918, an enterprising cartoonist pulled together a few notable feats of athletic endurance, sketching each. One man had stayed underwater for six minutes, another skipped rope 11,810 times, while another ran 623 miles in 142 hours. He submitted the cartoon to his editors with the title “Champs and Chumps” but also offered “Believe It or Not” as an alternative.

Prior to becoming famous for his travels and oddities from around the world, Robert Ripley presented unbelievable athletic feats—much like that of Nitro Circus’ Travis Pastrana’s world first today!

Stay tuned for his feature in next year’s Ripley’s annual!


Did you know Travis basically wrote the book on this stuff? In 1999, he won the first-ever MotoX Freestyle event at the X Games. That year he also scored the highest-ever Freestyle run—99.00 points! Believe It!

Nitro Circus’ 2018 European Tour Dates:

  • NOV 20
    BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – 2018
    ARENA BIRMINGHAM
  • NOV 21
    GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – 2018
    THE SSE HYDRO
  • NOV 22
    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – 2018
    MEN ARENA
  • NOV 23
    LONDON, ENGLAND – 2018
    THE O2
  • NOV 27
    STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – 2018
    TELE2 ARENA
  • NOV 30
    PARIS, FRANCE – 2018
    ACCORHOTELS ARENA
  • DEC 04
    MUNICH, GERMANY – 2018
    OLYMPIAHALLE MÜNCHEN
  • DEC 07
    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – 2018
    HALLENSTADION ZÜRICH
  • DEC 08
    MANNHEIM, GERMANY – 2018
    SAP ARENA
  • DEC 09
    ANTWERP, BELGIUM – 2018
    ANTWERPS SPORTPALEIS