Strange Adventures of the Dangerous Sports Club by Martin Lyster

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  • History,
  • Great Britain,
  • Dangerous Sports Club,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Sports - General,
  • Historical - British,
  • Sports & Outdoor Recreation,
  • True Stories,
  • Daredevils,
  • Extreme sports

Book details

The Physical Object
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8729535M
ISBN 101899344284
ISBN 109781899344284

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Martin provides the background, memories and the ongoing story as the club and its members ultimately lurch into obscurity/5(3). They called themselves the Dangerous Sports Club – and they weren’t kidding. This is the true story of an informal group of amateur adventurers who broke laws, legs and chandeliers around the world, leaving a trail of crashed cars, unpaid bills, empty bottles and overturned conventions in their wake.

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One's adversary in these sports is not another athlete but. Author of The Strange Adventures of the Dangerous Sports Club, he told BBC News Online: "The sports and activities are themselves enjoyable and thrilling things to participate in.

"They test self-reliance and confidence, and one's ability to go past our own limits, and the limits that other people put on us.

"Beyond that, it's an animal thing. The style of dress adopted by members during their activities often included top hats and tailcoats, and the Club had a deserved champagne-swilling image.

References. Lyster, Martin (). The Strange Adventures of the Dangerous Sports Club. London: The Do-Not Press. ISBN External links. Dangerous Sports Club. Extreme Sports | The largest selection of new & used books at the lowest prices, and a 30 day money back guarantee.

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The Club was heavily covered in the press, and made a film released in ("The History of the Dangerous Sports Club") as a supporting feature. Their activities were recorded by photographer Dafydd Jones, including an image of a young Nigella Lawson playing croquet.

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I first met David Kirke founding member of the Dangerous Sports club at a Piers Gaveston party in Oxford. He called me shortly afterwards to suggest meeting the next day at 5 Beachy Head where he planned to bungy jump off.

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