Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
24 May 2013 09:23
One couple say they have spent around £60,000 riding rollercoasters since 1994
An older couple from Cornwall have revealed that travelling the world to ride rollercoasters helps keep them feeling young.
Sylvia and Dennis Bloor, aged 64 and 74, have tried out around 250 rollercoasters in Europe and the US, according to a report in the Daily Mail.
The couple also revealed they have had around 4,000 shots on the Nemesis ride at Alton Towers on home soil.
With their travels around the world taking them on numerous white-knuckle rides, one would expect them to have
seniors travel insurance.
The Bloors testify that their hobby keeps them sprightly and feeling youthful, the paper said. They say they have spent £60,000 on theme park rides and are the oldest members of the Rollercoaster Club of Great Britain, which they joined 20 years ago when they got addicted to the adrenaline-rush attractions.
Mrs Bloor has arthritis and says the rush she gets from riding a rollercoaster is similar to having an injection of cortisone.
"Everybody's always telling us we look so youthful. I tell them it's all the screaming we do. It's all about the adrenaline, the fun and the anticipation. I've got arthritis and it's like having a cortisone injection," the paper quoted her as saying.
She managed to persuade her husband to visit Alton Towers in 1994 and the couple have been to around 40 theme parks since then.
21 January 2017
Thousands of men may be able to avoid undergoing a biopsy to detect prostate cancer, as research shows MRI scans could be used to detect aggressive forms of the disease.
20 January 2017
Winter sports enthusiasts are being urged to check they have the right insurance after new research shows only 1 in 6 people are covered under their standard travel insurance policy.
19 January 2017
Nearly 1,000 people have had their holidays in Gambia cut short amid growing political unrest in the African state.
18 January 2017
Researchers at Cambridge University may have made a breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, according to preliminary findings.
17 January 2017
Stansted Airport has made a bid to become Britain's next hub for long-haul travel, as passengers are promised seamless connection facilities and baggage transfer.
13 January 2017
Long-term goals such as travelling more and visiting new places have come above healthy eating and changing jobs in a list of the top New Year's resolutions.
14 January 2017
Some of the biggest airports in the UK have been forced to cancel flights as snow and blizzard conditions sweep parts of the country.
Stress could be as significant a risk factor for heart attacks and strokes as smoking, drinking and overeating, new research shows.
24 December 2016
Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended amid continuing industrial unrest ahead of the weekend break.
11 January 2017
A connection between diabetes and inflection in children could be a major breakthrough in developing a cure for type 1 diabetes, according to new research.
10 January 2017
A new trial aimed at tackling widespread loneliness among older people is successfully reducing isolation using community-based tactics, a report shows.
07 January 2017
People may be able to enjoy better brain health in later life by following a Mediterranean diet, research has suggested.