Circus Funtasia has returned to Helston this year but without one of its jaw-dropping acts.

The stunt, which usually involves several bikers hurtling around a cage, is not happening currently due to an accident at one of the circus' shows earlier this month, which resulted in one rider being taken to hospital.

The rider was transferred to Derriford Hospital, and his injuries were not life threatening the circus has said. 

  • The motorbike cage act at last year's circus

A full statement posted on their Facebook page on Sunday, July 14 said: "Following an accident in our 5pm show yesterday 13/7 involving our motorbike riders, we would like to reassure everyone that the rider involved has been transferred to Derriford Hospital Plymouth, his injuries are not life threatening.

"Thank you for all of your concerns and messages we will keep you updated."

A sign at the entrance to the circus show on Thursday evening said that the motorbike act would not be taking place.

As an alternative ending to the circus show a laser light show replaced the usual bikers' grand finale.

Despite the missing motorbikers, the show still received rave reviews for its opening night. 

Circus Funtasia started in Helston on Thursday, July 28 and will run until Sunday, August 7 at Helston Football Club. You can get tickets for the event here.