Sport Relief £1million Bike Ride
On Monday March 1st 2010 (9am GMT), David Walliams and his
team mates Jimmy Carr, Fearne Cotton, Miranda Hart, Patrick Kielty, Davina
McCall and Russell Howard began a non-stop cycle relay to complete the
1,000-mile BT Sport Relief Million Pound Bike Ride to pedal the length of
Britain from John O'Groats to Land's End.
They had to battle the elements as they pedaled day and
night with the aim of completing the journey in around 80 hours. Each competitor
took it in turns in the saddle during the four-day trip, while the others
continued the journey on a tour bus. When they were 7-miles from the finish
line, all of the team joined forces to finish together.
David, who was leading the team, said: "It's a phenomenal
undertaking and going to be really touch but we're all training hard to make
sure we all get to Land's End and hopefully raise a million pounds for Sport
Relief. I've seen what money raised through Sport Relief can do and it really
does make a difference. It will be this keeping me going through the tough
On the evening of Thursday March 4th 2010 (6.50pm GMT to be
precise...), David and all of his team arrived at Land's End all the way from
John O'Groats. After 82 straight hours, the team raised over £1million!
Footage from their journey was shown in the form of a
documentary on BBC1, Thurs 18th March.