Rollercoaster record attempt commences at Blackpool

Above: The Big One's 213ft tall first drop

A world record attempt has begun 213 foot high among wet weather in Blackpool, Lancashire.

Richard Rodriguez will attempt to break the record for the longest period ‘Consecutive Daily Roller Coaster Riding‘, which currently stands at 103 days. Rodriguez will complete the mission aboard The Big One, which has remained as the UK’s tallest rollercoaster since its opening in 1994.

With the attempt commencing today (31st May 2012), the American-born adrenaline junkie will have to remain on the ride until 10th September minimum to complete the feat.