Most people on space hoppers: Yorkshire set world record (Video)
LEEDS, UK -- Around 800 people each jumped 100 metres on space hoppers at Roundhay Park in Leeds , setting the world record for most people on space hoppers going 100 meters, while raising £30,000 for Yorkshire Cancer Research.
Photo: Young and old take part in the world record attempt for the most people on space hoppers going 100 metres. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the fastest 100 m on a space hopper - male is 30.2 sec, set by Ashrita Furman (USA).
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the Fastest 100m on a space hopper - female: 39.88 sec and was set by Dee McDougall (UK).
The previous world record was also set by Yorkshire Cancer Research, with 771 hoppers who took part in a race in nearby Sheffield.
Young and old hoppers wore bright t-shirts and even crash helmets as the bounced along the race track.
A space hopper, also known as a moon hopper, is a rubber ball with handles which allow you to sit on it. A similar toy popular in the U.S. in the 1980s was the pogo ball, which has a hard plastic ring encircling the ball instead of a handle.
Emma Young, Head of Events at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: "All money raised at the event will go towards ensuring that people in Yorkshire, who get cancer, will have the best possible chances."
Rachel Speight, from the charity, helped organise the event.
'The attempt was to raise £30,000 and beat the world record for people on space hoppers on a distance of 100 metres. And guess what, it looks like we've done it,' she said.