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We made it!

For those who tracked our progress on Twitter and Facebook, you’ll know that we made it to the French coast in roughly six hours which is the fastest four man crossing of The Channel in a Gig boat. But things got off to … Continue reading

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Not long now…

The big day is drawing close. We’ve embedded our Twitter feed on this page which will be updated by our dedicated support crew as we row across the Channel, so check back for near-realtime updates on our battle with tides … Continue reading

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Marie Curie hospice visit

Mary from Marie Curie’s North London fundraising team very kindly offered to show us around one of their hospices to see how the money raised by the row could help. We went along last night. Marie Curie Cancer Care is … Continue reading

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Final training session, and a 15 mile round trip…

On Sunday 1st April, we completed our longest row to date, as part of our final training session. In the same boat used by John Bishop and the Sport Relief crew, we rowed 15 miles around Hayling Island in a little … Continue reading

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John Bishop and Freddie Flintoff offer words of wisdom

  I met comedian John Bishop at last night’s BT Sport Relief ball.  If you missed the news, John recently rowed The Channel as part of his Paris to London “week of hell”.  John and his crew (Freddie Flintoff, Davina … Continue reading

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One month to go…!

With one month to go until our Channel row, the scale of the challenge is dawning on us. If this is your first visit to our blog, check out our montage below for a flavour of what lies ahead! We … Continue reading

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The Channel Four receive a message of support from the Prime Minister!

“I send all my good wishes to my constituent Chris and his team in their challenge to row across the English Channel this April to raise funds for the excellent charity Marie Curie Cancer Care. As a crew, mostly made … Continue reading

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Mike Gilbert describes the challenge of rowing the Channel

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Training gets serious

With 75 days until our crossing attempt, we decided it was time to take this training business seriously. Well, reasonably seriously….

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