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Harley flies high after winning competition

Created on 11/07/2018 @ 13:29
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Newtown man Harley Duffy didn’t hang around after winning a local competition.

Harley won a Greenhous Ford Newtown competition to experience flying on the world’s fastest zip wire, Velocity, in North Wales.

The competition was part of the marketing by Greenhous of the all New Ford Fiesta Active and winner Harley and his Mum, Sara took up the opportunity to fly high above the quarry and lake, taking in the breath-taking scenery of North Wales as they plunged at 100mph along the zip line.

Harley revealed his amazement at winning, and then the difficulty of getting someone to accompany him saying: “I received the phone call from Craig Wall at Greenhous Ford that I had won.  I was hugely excited and asked a few people to come with me, but it was short notice and Mum said she would do it. We met Craig at Velocity and we were really well looked after by the staff there.

The smaller zip line passes over the quarry and its blue water in about 30 seconds. The second zip wire provided fabulous views on a hot and sunny day. 

The pair had to lay on a platform and be strapped in. Then the platform is lowered and, once suspended from the wire, it is a brief wait before being launched out over the abyss.

Newtown born and bred, Harley works as a production operator for the Newtown based firm Nidec Control Techniques who make electric motor control technology.

Harley was in the RAF Cadets in his younger years progressing to the rank of uniformed Flight Sergeant, getting a disciplined and active grounding in service life.

Photo: Harley flying over one of the Greenhous Ford's cars

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