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SO, you thought rollercoasters couldn't get any more hair-raising?

Well, prepare yourself for Colossus, the ride with a world record 10 loop the loops.

I was the first to climb aboard Thorpe Park's new pounds 10million attraction after The Mirror had been invited to try it out.

Suddenly I was being hurtled around in every angle at 65mph, 100ft above the Surrey countryside with G-forces blurring my senses.

It's even designed so the public can wander through the twisting metal and witness close-up the terror on people's faces. Colossus was created by designer John Wardley - who gave us Nemesis and Oblivion at Alton Towers.

He said: "I'm thrilled with it, it's exceeded even my expectations."


DOING THE TWIST: Mirror man Stephen hurtles through the 65mph Colossus. Right, suffering after effects; Pictures: JAMES VELLACOTT
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 13, 2002
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