Superheroes needed for zipslide

Mencap Young Ambassador, Adam Stokes, shows of his superhero side in cloak and zipslide harness. He was one of the first people to sign up for the zipslide.

Mencap Young Ambassador, Adam Stokes, shows of his superhero side in cloak and zipslide harness. He was one of the first people to sign up for the zipslide.

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Daredevils, supermen and wonderwomen are being called on to hurtle down a giant zipslide dressed as superheroes for learning disability charity, Mencap.

The 200m long zipslide will run from a 115ft high platform along the front of Xscape, near Castleford, on Saturday June 20, and those taking part can gather speeds of up to 30mph.

Marketing manager at Xscape, Dan Wharton, said: “This is an opportunity for all those people who’d just love the chance to dress up as their favourite superhero for the day to do just that. Add in the fact you can pretend you’re flying as you whizz down this massive and very high zipslide, you’ll feel like you’re jumping or leaping, depending on your super power.”

Registration is £15 and must be done at www.mencap.org.uk/zipslide before June 15. Superheroes must raise £100 for Mencap.