An Edmonton man will see an iconic racecourse at speeds normally only experienced by racehorses and their jockeys.

Tyrone Frances will ride a zip wire Ascot above race course in aid of charity Victim Support.

Mr Frances will be one of only 180 people to whizz down the 800ft zip wire, landing close to the finishing line of the famous horse racing ground.

Mr Frances said: “I love an adrenalin rush and I’m looking to do the improbable at least once. The opportunity to zip wire at Ascot was a must.

“At the same time I get to raise funds for Victim Support whose staff and volunteers were very helpful when a friend required their services.”

Jack Miller, head of fundraising at Victim Support said: “Whether you’ve got nerves of steel, a head for heights and speed, or you just want to try a new experience, there are still a few places left to take part in this exciting fundraising challenge.”

The charity helps to support people who have experienced crime.

Mr Frances will take the plunge on Saturday, October 11.