MBS and Cerebra support reader in bid to travel the whole length of UK entirely by human power

Reader Stuart Walker trains for his epic 1400 mile journey the length of the UK entirely by human power.

Modern Building Services and Cerebra are helping Stuart Walker, a mechanical consultant with Faber Maunsell in Leeds, in his attempt to raise £10 000 for travelling the length of the UK entirely by human power — a challenge which he believes has never been attempted before.

He was the winner of a prize draw for participants in our readership and salary survey last year, in which hundreds of readers took part.

He is using his cash prize to buy equipment for his journey from Western Rocks off the Scilly Isles to Out Stack above Shetland. His journey includes crossing the Bristol Channel and open sea between the north of Scotland, the Orkney Islands and the Shetland Islands.

The 1400 miles will be covered by cycling, swimming, running, rowing and sea kayaking. He starts his 4-week challenge on 20 June.

His charities are NSPCC, Water for Kids and Avert AIDS. His nominal patron Sir Ranulph Fiennes, OBE, says, ‘I wish Stuart all the best with his British Isles challenge journey and fundraising efforts. It may not be an expedition to the ends of the earth, but the venture brings its own very real challenges, and will certainly test him to the limits. I would urge anyone to support the trip as much as possible.’

Stuart Walker says, ‘I was very pleased to hear that I had won the MBS prize draw, and the money has been very useful in preparation for my trip. I am also grateful to Faber Maunsell for helping me support three great charities. I am sure the trip will be very difficult at times, but I am training hard and really looking forward to it.’

MBS wishes Stuart the best of luck in his endeavours. Readers can follow his progress at the web site below.

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