A Punjab Police cop from Ferozpur’s Guru Har Sahaye has entered the Indian Book of Records. The 48-year old police constable entered the record book for riding the longest distance on a motorcycle in a standing position. The constable, Rattan Singh, rode his Royal Enfield motorcycle for more than 80 km standing upright.
Singh said that he achieved the feat on August 9, 2017, when he covered 80 km from Fazilka to Ferozpur by standing on the seat of a motorcycle without any support. The whole journey took 1 hour 41 minutes. Singh says he has been performing the stunt for over past 16 years now.
Rattan Singh has been performing the stunt on Independence Day and Republic Day at the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Stadium for the past 12 years. The cop has also performed stunts in Ferozpur, Faridkot, Jalandhar and other districts of Punjab for the last 16 years. However, his stunting career has not been without accidents or mishaps. Singh once bumped into stray cattle and suffered severe injuries in 2005.
In an interview to News18, Rattan Singh said,
“Once I was riding the bike and a stray cattle bumped into my motorcycle. I suffered severe head injuries. It was such a drastic accident that everyone thought I was dead. The accident took place in 2005 and even today I come across people who think that someone performing a similar stunt passed away in that accident.”
After getting recognized by the Indian Book of records, Singh now aims to enter the Guinness World Record Book. Singh rides a modified bike that keeps the accelerator at a certain input. It enables the bike to stay at a constant speed. Rattan Singh, who stands on the bike has no control to apply brakes or accelerate when needed. That makes it quite a dangerous stunt to perform on public roads.
Stunting can be extremely dangerous on public roads. If performing stunts, one should always wear protective gear, such as a helmet, knee guards, elbow guards, protective jacket and long length boots. One should always practise stunts in a closed, private area for one’s own safety.