Model turns to stunt riding in UK first

A 20-year-old model and motorbike enthusiast has become the first woman in the UK to become a professional stunt rider, combining her passion for being a "streetbike freestyle rider" with singing and strutting her stuff down the catwalk.

Here's hoping Chesca Miles has motorbike insurance as it has been only seven months since she first began learning to do tricks on her bike, the London Evening Standard reports.

Her cycle of choice is a modified 600cc Honda and anyone keen to see her motorbike skills in action will have been able to do so at the Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire on March 27th.

"Stunt work is not just about high-speed chases, it's also about control, balance and mastery of the machine," Ms Miles remarked, adding that while she loves her runway life, she much prefers being on the back of a bike.

Other rides the 20-year-old has owned include an Aprilla RS 125 and a mini moto, as well as a CBR600F4i, which she got when she was 18.

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