Matt Whitehurst, a 16-year-old school boy from Papcastle in Britain, rode his bike on the 75-feet deep Lake Buttermere in Cumbria to raise funds for victims of the 2009 floods in the area. Everybody was stunned to see Matt performing the miraculous gravity-defying stunt. Matt insists the feat is not counterfeit and the pictures are real but refused to reveal the secret of his amazing feat.
He performed the stunt to publicise an upcoming cycling charity cycle ride through towns affected by the devastating Cumbria floods which ripped through the district two years ago. The charity ride is aimed at raising money for the Cumbria Community Foundation, a charity active in the local area. “I can’t and won’t say how I did it, but plenty of people saw me and they’ll confirm it wasn’t a camera trick,” Matt said. “The photos are real.”
Many theories have been put forward as to how Matt’s feat was carried out. He could have been dragged along and then released, continuing under his own momentum. Or he could have attached a flotation device to the underside of his bike. Maybe he could have found a natural means of support, just under the surface of the lake.