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Roller coaster record attempt begins in Blackpool

Richard Rodriguez roller coaster fanatic Photo: PA

Richard Rodriquez is a roller coaster legend. He's ridden more rides than John Wayne and is likely to end up walking like him at the end of latest worlkd record attempt!

Today and for the next 103 days he plans to ride the tallest, fastest roller coaster Blackpool's Pleasure Beach has to offer every day non stop for ten hours. The 'Bid One.'

The 54 year old from North Carolina is no stranger to the park. Over the years he set six long distance world records there on the big dipper. In 2000 he spent 90 consecutive days and nights on it to propel him into the roller coaster hall of fame.

103 days on the Big One will be his biggest challenge to date.