This week I went for a spin on the brand new Middlesbrough Wheel.
It's smaller than its London counterpart but well worth a go. There was a queue but it soon went down. It cost £4 per person to get on the wheel.
TFM Radio’s Wayne Allen provides a running commentary, pointing out the various landmarks on Teesside's horizon. The cabins even have their own, user-controlled heating system - and a panic button!
At the end of the journey there is the option of buying several copies of a photo, taken just before the start. At £10 for quality photos, we thought that was good value.
My sister and I enjoyed seven revolutions on the wheel, followed by a trip to MIMA ( http://www.visitmima.com/ ) and then Cineworld (to see Avatar).
Here's few photos of and on the wheel (all taken by Sharon Marsh and used here by kind permission).