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Man proposes to girlfriend before the Milky Way in stunning photos

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These striking photographs show an out of this world proposal as a man got down on one knee – silhouetted against the Milky Way.

Romantic Connor McLaren, 23, planned the occasion three months ahead so it would fall on the fifth anniversary of the day he met his now-fiancée Jaimie McGregor, 29. The sweet photos show the couple, from Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, silhouetted against a myriad of stars on top of Glen Lyon, Perth and Kinross.

They went for a drive up the mountain at about 3 a.m., which freelance photographer McLaren had perfectly timed due to the light conditions required to see the Milky Way.

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The sweet photos show the couple, from Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, silhouetted against a myriad of stars on top of Glen Lyon, Perth and Kinross. (SWNS)

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He had previously taken a picture of them holding hands, silhouetted against the starry sky, and knew how much it meant to McGregor, who works at a jeweler. The man snapped up a ruby and diamond ring the shop was selling, and hid it for three months, knowing she was disappointed it was no longer for sale. McLaren even told McGregor’s boss of his plans to pop the question, and they came up with a story about how an old lady had bought the platinum ring.

On March 31, the day of the proposal, the temperature was about 36 degrees Fahrenheit, as the couple hiked for 40 minutes to get to the spot in the early hours of the morning.

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They went for a drive up the mountain at about 3 a.m., which freelance photographer McLaren had perfectly timed due to the light conditions required to see the Milky Way. (SWNS)

McGregor said yes immediately, but the two have not yet set a date for the wedding.

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“It all just went to plan and it was fortunate that the anniversary coincided with it,” he added. “It was quite difficult hanging onto the ring and keeping it a secret for two months.” (SWNS)

“When I brought it out she was totally shocked. I think she was surprised at how organized it all was,” the future groom said. “To take photos of the Milky Way, you can’t do it when the moon is out, or in summer when it is too bright, or in winter when it’s below the horizon.”

“It all just went to plan and it was fortunate that the anniversary coincided with it,” he added. “It was quite difficult hanging onto the ring and keeping it a secret for two months.”

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The pair had originally met five years earlier, through a mutual friend, playing basketball, and got together as a couple about six months later.

This story was originally published by SWNS.

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Biker beats ‘The Wire’ star Idris Elba’s ‘flying mile’ speed record with 182.4 mph run

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A British biker has broken the land speed world record for the fastest ever mile – taking the title from Idris Elba.

Speed racer Zef Eisenberg maintained an average speed of 182.4 mph to set a new benchmark for the ‘flying mile’ record.

A flying mile takes the average speed over two mile-long runs, with a mile build up.

The record was first set on Pendine Sands in 1927 when Sir Malcolm Campbell reached 174.8mph in his iconic Blue Bird – a marker that stood for nearly 90 years.

But Zef has now taken the record from the Luther star who achieved 180.361 mph in a 650 hp Bentley Continental Super Sport twin-turbo W12 – also on Pendine Sands – in 2015.

Zef used the same stretch of beach in Wales on board his specially-made 400 hp supercharged Suzuki Hayabusa, built by the Madmax Race Team, and needed only a single run in both directions.

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The Flying Mile is a British record set on the Pendine Sands. (SWNS)

This was despite a rear tire that was found to be falling apart after the first run and he even survived a scare at 195 mph when his helmet was sprayed with black engine oil.

He said: “The bike had been spinning the rear wheel for two miles at 240 mph.

“We were using a GP racing tire, too – the best you can get, but I assume it’s not used to that much power or wheel spin.

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“That’s why these records are so hard to achieve. You’re pushing human and engineering boundaries.”

The MADMAX team fitted a new tire during the permitted one-hour turn-around time, enabling Eisenberg to complete his return run and establish the new record.

For the third run, a harder compound of tire was used, but the extreme demands of running at maximum rpm for nearly three miles – and constant wheelspin at such high revs – took its toll on the motorcycle’s highly stressed engine.

Zef, a businessman based in Jersey, added: “I was doing 195 mph approaching the end of the mile and my helmet visor and leathers were sprayed with black engine oil, obscuring my vision.

“I lost sight of the finish flags, but I couldn’t just slam on the brakes due to the sand. Fortunately, I managed to keep it straight and bring it to a stop.

“Then I noticed engine oil spraying onto the hot exhaust, but unless I jumped off and dropped the bike, I couldn’t get off because I couldn’t put the kick-stand down on the sand. Luckily, the oil never caught fire on the hot exhaust, as the bike would have burst into flames.”

With critical engine damage, he was not able to continue racing and attempt to increase his speeds as he had been hoping to reach a speed of 200 mph over the weekend.

Mr. Eisenberg still holds the fastest wheel-powered vehicle (bike or car) at Pendine, at 201.5 mph, which is also the fastest motorbike on sand world record.

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Speaking ahead of the attempt he said he was inspired by someone asking what was next after his successful motorbike attempt last year.

He added: “That’s not good to say to someone like me and I thought let’s get the outright sand record for a car and a bike.

“When you try something that no-one has done before, there is some trepidation and fear.

“The car has a roll cage and I wear all the protection you can buy, but if the wheel sticks in the sand and the car flips 360 degrees, it could be game over.”

As time ran out on Saturday, The Madmax 1200 hp Porsche Sand Racer will come back to Pendine on Speed Week 18 and 19 May for an attempt on the all-out flying mile record and speed.

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