Whatever you did over the Band Holiday weekend, it wasn’t as dull as this. A wheelie is always a bit of a laugh but 8 hours on the back wheel takes the mickey.

So here’s a sweet bit of video from Japanese rider Masaru Abe’s new world record for the longest wheelie, set at the Kawaguchi Auto Race facility in Saitama, Japan.

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Riding a Yamaha Jog scooter, the 33-year old kept the front up for 8 hours, 18 minutes and 43 seconds. Copious amounts of painkillers were needed by the mono-wheeling man to keep the pain in his back at bay as he set the new record of 500.5322km (311.016miles) at the Auto Race facility in Saitama in Japan.

Tony Carter

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