RUN FORREST RUN: Britain’s Forrest Gump embarks on 10,000km cycle in support of Team GB
Britain's Forrest Gump, Jamie Ramsay has embarked on a 10,000 kilometre cycle where he will be drumming up support for Team GB.
Jamie is being supported through this challenge by Team GB, one of their official sponsors Whole Earth and double Olympic champion Helen Glover MBE as they aim to drum up support for the Tokyo Olympic Games taking place in July this year.
As he pedals around on his action-packed UK tour, he’ll be demonstrating the benefits of exercise and nutrition to raise morale and lift spirits
Our very own Forrest Gump will be visiting Team GB athletes families, schools and fans, recording their cheers and waves to create the biggest virtual Mexican wave and spur on our Olympic hopefuls this summer.
His gruelling challenge will take him 80 days and also see him climb Ben Nevis, cycle Hadrian’s wall, and swim the Blue Lagoon in Abereiddy.
Originally, Ramsay had planned to travel to the Olympic Games last year, cycling and sailing the whole way from London to Tokyo. But then Covid-19 thwarted his plans.
Undeterred, the British adventurer has rerouted his journey to take him through UK towns twinned with or named after places along his original route, including Moscow in Scotland and Holland in Hampshire. Instead of ending up in Tokyo, he’ll be crossing the finishing line in Stokeyo, aka Stoke-on-Trent.
You can see Jamie’s full ‘Whole Way’ journey route and how and where to get involved over on the Whole Earth website.
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