BBC Radio 2 #Dare2Tri

Bikes lent against Wall

This March I was happy to be asked to help out on the BBC Radio 2 Dare2Tri Challenge for Sport Relief.

DJ Jo Whiley and her BBC Radio 2 teammates Reverend Kate Bottley and Richie Anderson set out on a triathlon challenge including swimming, cycling and running, in three different UK cities, in three days.

Day 1 the team swam at Barry Community Water Sports Centre, cycled from there to Cardiff Sailing Club and then ran to Cardiff Library. 

Rear of People with life saving jackets on
DJ Jo Whiley, Actor Michael Sheen getting ready to cycle
The team were joined by actor, Michael Sheen for the cycling.
Cyclists ready to go
Cardiff Library

Day 2 the team were in a very cold and very wet Glasgow. They swam at Pinkston Watersports Centre, before cycling a circular route from the same location and then running to George Square.

Canal with swimmers and canoeists
Fran Healy from Travis and James Johnston from Biffy Clyro
This time for the cycle they were joined by Fran Healy from Travis and James Johnston from Biffy Clyro.
James Johnston from Biffy Clyro stood with arms out wearing cycling clothing
Unfortunately James had his chain snap on the ride.
Rear of three People repairing bike
So into action sprang your friendly neighbourhood cycle mechanic.

Day 3 saw us all in Manchester for the Sport relief TV Show with the team swimming at the Helly Hanson Watersports centre, Salford Quays, then cycling a route from the same location. They then ran to Media City Plaza, finishing at the Sport Relief studio.

Watersports Centre with Radio 2 Flags
Watersport Centre with people viewing
Cycles against fence

It was a great 3 days and raise in excess of £800,000 for Sport Relief.

Group of People woking on Dare2Tri Challange
If you were wondering how many people it takes to support such a challenge here is the team plus add on several swim safety people as well.