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World land speed record attempts at Pendine Sands

Custom built vehicles and powerful motorbikes will be attempting to break World land speed records this weekend at Pendine Sands.

People will compete to beat world land speed records at Pendine Sands this weekend. Credit: Centaurus

Businessman Zef Eisenberg is attempting to beat the current sand speed record of 184mph (296 km/h) on his turbine bike, just over a year after he says he nearly died trying to break the land speed motorbike record.

Zef Eisenberg after the crash last year recovering at Leeds General Infirmary. Credit: Centaurus Communications

Mr Eisenberg crashed last year and had to be flown to hospital by air ambulance, he broke 11 bones and suffered temporary blindness. After the crash he said:

I remember nothing from it all, I was completely out. I woke up three days later covered up in carbon fibre and titanium scaffolding holding all the pelvis, the pubic bone and the hips together.

– Zef Eisenberg

To celebrate his year anniversary since the crash Mr Eisenberg competed in the Elvington airfield Straightliners event seeing him return to the same runway, bike and team.

In May 2016, he broke his own World Land Speed Record for the fastest turbine bike, with a top speed of 376.9km/h

Now, this weekend he'll attempt the sand speed record.

The event is taking place all weekend.