Kayak 4 Heroes
Kayak 4 Heroes is a team of five veterans who successfully achieved a world first by becoming the first adaptive team to complete the iconic British challenge of Land’s End to John O’ Groats.
In July 2021, the team set off on the 1,400-kilometre journey from Land’s End in Cornwall. They knew they would tackle some of the United Kingdom’s toughest waters before arriving at John O’ Groats in Scotland. In addition to the challenging route, the team had to work together to overcome their respective injuries. They successfully completed the journey in 21 days, (16 days of paddling).
To mitigate the physical constraints caused by their injuries of crossing the shore break we used a support rib and relay system, with at least one V8 double crew paddling at any one time. Jim accompanied and paddled with the team for all the off shore and Scottish sections.
In the process, Kayak 4 Heroes raised over £80,000 for charities supporting our nation’s military veterans.
Some of the crew with Ollie Ollerton
Photo credits: Ellie @Wanderlust Action Films
To find out more read Kayak For Heroes