Swimming all the way for it...!
Lloyd, has completed his unique and extraordinary challenge - he swam, in a traditional Victorian bathing costume, from John O' Groats to Land's End. Lloyd undertook his swim to launch the Cheeky Monkey's Marathon Challenge in aid of Children with Leukaemia.
The Cheeky Monkey's Marathon Challenge is aimed at 8-15 year olds and Lloyd's aim was to encourage young people to take part in their own challenges to raise much needed funds to fight the disease that kills more children than any other in the UK.
Wednesday 18 May
London launch event
Wednesday 18 - Friday 20 May
Lloyd available for press interviews
Sunday 22 May
John O' Groats start event
Monday 23 May
Tuesday 24 May
Wednesday 25 May
Thursday 26 May
Friday 27 May
Birmingham / Arrive London
Saturday 28 May
Sunday 29 May
Monday 30 May
Tuesday 31 May
Land's End Finish event
Due to the lack of water between the two locations, and in his typical style, Lloyd undertook the challenge in a swimming pool on the back of an articulated lorry. The pool, designed and kindly supplied by leading swimming pool manufacturer Polypool, was approximately 10' x 6' and held over 4 tonnes of water and was situated on the back of an articulated lorry donated by Scania. There was a decked viewing area and a 'grassed' area with table, parasol, deck chairs and even a barbeque. As well as swimming between destinations, members of the general public in cities along the route were able to see Lloyd in action through port holes or by mounting the trailer.
Lloyd and the specially designed trailer made the 700 mile journey to the most northerly point of the UK after the launch on Wednesday 18th May.
Then on Sunday 22 May at 10am (9am photo call), Lloyd began his gruelling challenge and set off on his journey South, passing through major cities including Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, London and Bristol. The challenge took nine days to complete and arrived in Land's End on 31 May after travelling a total of 1050 miles, accompanied by a support vehicle, donated by Saab.
Designed and donated time to manufacture the pool with the help of many of their affiliated companies.
Donated the truck, trailer and drivers required.
Donating the support vehicle and long term support for Lloyd. Also donated their design skills and production of all signage required for this challenge.
Long term support and donated clothing for this challenge.
Long term support and great time keeping.