Man Runs Through Leisure Centre To Ride BMX Off Diving Board

For the most part, a trip out to the swimming baths is an innocent, risk-free day of fun.

But that's all it is, really. Excitement levels rarely peak, and adrenaline isn't really surging through your body, unless you wait for a life guard to turn their backs so you can disregard the rules and bomb into the pool.

Keen BMX-er Ryan Taylor set out to change that, avoiding staff at a popular Black Country leisure centre so he could ride his bike off a diving board.

Walsall Gala Baths, by the looks of it, is an uneventful, calm place, but that all changed as Brummie Ryan ran through the centre, making his may up the 7.5 meter diving board and bunny hopping into the water below.

Credit: Ryan Taylor

Having just bought the bike, Ryan headed to the baths, entering the building and telling staff he's 'only going for a swim', before running to the pool area.

He climbs over the 'no unauthorised access' signs on the steps to the diving boards, climbing up as people are in the pool below.

As staff shout up, telling him police are on their way, he says: "I'll have to be out before they get here then," and even stops at the edge of the board so he can get a decent thumbnail for his video.

After landing in the pool he rescues the bike and gets on his way, telling the disgruntled staff to subscribe for more videos.

Credit: Ryan Taylor

"Well nothing can come back [on me] because it's not illegal," Ryan told LADbible. "There isn't signs stating that I can't enter with a bicycle and also the entrance is public so it's not private property either."

Councillor Ian Shires, Portfolio Holder for Community, Leisure and Culture, told Birmingham Mail: "Clearly the actions of this young man were foolhardy; as well as injuring himself he could easily have injured staff members or customers who had actually paid to use the baths.

"His actions were also extremely selfish as, on both occasions, customers were disrupted from their enjoyment of their swim as the pool had to be evacuated for their safety.

"Staff responded appropriately and promptly to activate the alarm and clear the pool to prevent any risk to the public."

Featured Image Credit: Ryan Taylor

Mark McGowan

Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.

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