Which world-wide sport was born on the Clifton Suspension Bridge in 1979 ?
Bungee Jumping. Members of Oxford University’s Dangerous Sports Club completed the first ever bungee jump from the 250 ft bridge on the 1st April 1979. David Kirke was the first jumper – dressed in top hat and tails and holding champagne. He was later arrested but released on the promise he wouldn’t do it again.