Eddie Kidd OBE (born 22 June 1959, Islington, London) is an English stunt performer best known for his motorcycle jumps. On 15 June 2012, it was announced that Eddie Kidd had been made an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Kidd started his career at the age of fourteen. He is the holder of many world records for jumping over cars and buses. He has worked as a stunt double in many films notably for Timothy Dalton in The Living Daylights, Roger Moore and Michael Caine in Bullseye!, and Pierce Brosnan in GoldenEye. One of his most famous motorcycle stunts was in the 1979 film Hanover Street starring Harrison Ford. Doubling for Ford on a motorbike, he jumped a 120 feet (37 m) railway cutting at 90 miles per hour (140 km/h) in Shepton Mallet, Somerset.
In his role as stunt biker Dave Munday in the 1979 film Riding High, Kidd performed a motorcycle jump across an 80 feet gap in a disused viaduct across the Blackwater River in Essex.
In 1993 Kidd jumped over the Great Wall of China on a motorcycle.
Despite performing over 10,000 jumps in his career, he did not have a UK motorcycle licence until 1995.
Info gleaned from Wikipedia