Stunts more than gravity defying
ELJAY isn't your normal stunt bike show - it's a performance of crazy, gravity-defying stunts that never fails to captivate audiences Australia-wide.
The act, that's coming to Show Whitsunday next weekend, combines a two-person stunt show with a comedy skit act.
Eljay Driessens rides a 300cc liquid-cooled trial bike and by his side will be the 2015 World Women's Trial Bike champion, Janine Jungfels.
Mr Driessens has been riding bikes since he was 11 and has spent time living in Spain and competing on the European and world championship circuits.
The Eljay show is a family entertainment act that appeals to people aged two to 92.
The show is essentially two shows in one, combining the action of a trial bike stunt show with funny banter from the two riders.
"We set it up like two mates going and riding bikes and making fun of each other along the way," Mr Driessens said.
"It's a real family comedy and people love it."
Like any entertaining drama, Mr Driessens said the story told by the two riders built and built until it reached a dramatic finale.
And the audience loves the comedy, Mr Driessens said, noting those in the audience who weren't "bike kind of people" couldn't help but be amazed by stunts that appeared to defy gravity.
"People can't believe what we are doing.
"People never knew these things could be done on bikes," he said.
Mr Driessens said he always enjoyed the reaction he got from the crowd.
"It's a great feeling knowing you can come into a town and put on a show that inspires people," he said.
"People just love watching."
The Eljay show is also a big contributor to the Australia Make a Wish Foundation and during the last six years has donated more than $50,000 to the organisation.
You can catch the Eljay Freestyle Entertainment show twice at Show Whitsunday, but only on Friday June 24, at 12.15 and 7pm.
What: Eljay Freestyle Entertainment show
Where: Show Whitsunday
When: Friday 12.15 and 7pm