French daredevil rides motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault

, French daredevil rides motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault, The Today News USA

This is the moment a French daredevil rides a motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault and parachuting down. 

The footage features a world-first trick by motocross star Tom Pages and was taken in Avoriaz, France.

The 36-year-old daredevil, who has five X Games gold medals in addition to two silvers and a bronze, said he wanted to combine motocross and parachuting in a remarkable, one-of-a-kind stunt.  

, French daredevil rides motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault, The Today News USA

, French daredevil rides motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault, The Today News USA

This is the moment a French daredevil rides a motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault and parachuting down in Avoriaz, France

, French daredevil rides motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault, The Today News USA

, French daredevil rides motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault, The Today News USA

The footage features a world-first trick by motocross star Tom Pages and was taken in October

The video montage shows Pages approach a 23ft (7m) launch ramp on a motorcycle at 80 km/h (50 mph) and then drive off over the cliff.

He does a double front flip more than 55m from the sheer cliff freefalling at 150km/h before deploying a specially designed Red Bull parachute for himself and a second orange chute for the motorbike.

He then glides over the stunning gorge and a French ski resort before landing 30 seconds later and 170m below.

, French daredevil rides motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault, The Today News USA

, French daredevil rides motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault, The Today News USA

The 36-year-old daredevil, who has five X Games gold medals in addition to two silvers and a bronze, said he wanted to combine motocross and parachuting in a remarkable, one-of-a-kind stunt

, French daredevil rides motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault, The Today News USA

, French daredevil rides motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault, The Today News USA

Tom Pages has five X Games gold medals and is a multiple Red Bull X-Fighters champion

The montage features a number of views of the stunt including overhead, from the side and below. 

It then cuts to a view of Pages’s helmet as he launches himself over the cliff, as well as a view from the top of his helmet. 

The multiple Red Bull X-Fighters champion said: ‘What’s going to get me stoked after that?

, French daredevil rides motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault, The Today News USA

‘I don’t know. I’m going to have to find something even more stupid to have fun.’ 

, French daredevil rides motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault, The Today News USA

, French daredevil rides motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault, The Today News USA

French freestyle motocross rider and world champion Tom Pages poses during a photo session in Paris on November 16, 2021

, French daredevil rides motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault, The Today News USA

, French daredevil rides motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault, The Today News USA

The video montage first shows Pages approach a 23ft (7m) launch ramp on a motorcycle at 80 km/h (50 mph) and then drive off it over the cliff

, French daredevil rides motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault, The Today News USA

, French daredevil rides motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault, The Today News USA

He does a double front flip more than 55m from the sheer cliff freefalling at 150km/h

Pages spent a number of years preparing for the audacious stunt and the project was put on standby due to Covid-19. 

‘I enjoy parachuting in my spare time when I’m not riding,’ he told TMZ.

‘I took it step by step. I started training in a wind tunnel, then skydiving in 2015 with the Soul Flyers – Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen. 

, French daredevil rides motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault, The Today News USA

, French daredevil rides motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault, The Today News USA

Before deploying a specially designed Red Bull parachute for himself and a second orange chute for the motorbike

, French daredevil rides motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault, The Today News USA

, French daredevil rides motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault, The Today News USA

He then glides over the stunning gorge and a French ski resort before landing 30 seconds later and 170m below

, French daredevil rides motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault, The Today News USA

, French daredevil rides motorbike off a 558ft cliff before performing a double somersault, The Today News USA

The montage features a number of views of the stunt including overhead, from the side and below

‘Next came my initiation to BASE jumping from a helicopter, then from a bridge on Reunion Island with Loïc Jean Albert (air sports pioneer). 

‘Afterwards, I learned to jump from a cliff with Aurélien Chatard aka Bras Noir (Black Arm).’

Ultimately, with the support of his sponsors, Pages realised his dream in October.