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Crawley ranked third highest place in UK for adrenaline junkies

Believe it or not Crawley has been ranked just behind Woking and Watford.

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Crawley has come third not far behind Woking who was named the adrenaline capital of the UK.

According to new research from leading adventure specialists Geronigo, the most popular activities around the UK are paintball, karting, and quad biking.

After analysing over 1 million activity bookings at nearly 2000 activity locations, Crawley was found to have an adrenaline ratio of 5.8, meaning 1 in 5.8 residents have taken part in an extreme activity.

With a total population of 106,943, that means there are 18,304 adrenaline junkies in Crawley.

Paintball was by far the UK’s most popular activity, featuring as the top activity of choice for 19 of the top 20 towns.

Crawley’s favourite activities were paintball, quad biking, and karting. 1 in 12.6 people have taken part in paintballing, 1 in 41.0 people in karting and 1 in 43.5 people in karting.

Bernie Janes, CEO of Geronigo said,

“It gives me great joy to see that as many as 1 in 5 people are taking part in adrenaline-fuelled activities in certain locations across the UK. Today there is a perception that people are living a digital life online, but clearly a large chunk of the population are keen to get out and about and share exciting experiences with friends and family.”

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‘End the Rail Rip-Off’ says Crawley Council Leader

The call comes just as prices have been announced to increase for another year.

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Cllr Peter Lamb who is also the Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Crawley has called for an end to the ‘Rail Rip-Off’ after it was announced that rail fares are to increase for another year.

Cllr Lamb says that the price of a season ticket between Three Bridges and central London has risen by over £1,100 since the Conservatives returned to Government while at the same time average real wages have fallen.

His call comes as more commuters question the quality of the services they are enduring with more and more taking to social media to complain of the lack of facilities and delays.

Cllr Peter Lamb, said:

“Like many residents, I depend upon the rail network to get to work. I know the frustration of being asked to pay out more and more every year for a service that just keeps getting worse. It’s time we had MPs who were willing to end the Rail Rip-Off and give the public back control over the nation’s railways.“

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