Army

Army captain takes on record-breaking straight line challenge

This will be the first time that anyone has attempted to travel from Land's End to John O'Groats in a straight line – solo.

A British Army captain is taking on a gruelling 745-mile 'Beeline Challenge', kayaking, walking and swimming solo from Land's End to John O'Groats.

George Bromley, 36, broke his neck playing rugby for the Army in 2019 and is taking on the fundraiser for the five charities, including the Armed Forces charity SSAFA, that helped him recover.

The challenge requires him to get himself and everything he needs from Cornwall to Caithness in a straight line without putting himself in danger – undertaking a 690km kayak, a 410km walk, and a 15km walk.

He is aiming to raise £5,000 on his gofundme page for the charities – the Armed Forces charity SSAFA, the Limbless Veterans charity Blesma, Rugby for Heroes, Help for Heroes, and the Royal British Legion.

When George was injured he took the opportunity to research challenges that people undertake in the UK and around the world.

He was struck by the Land's End to John O'Groats challenge and wanted to do it in a way that had not been done before.

The beeline or straight-line challenge has never been completed solo, and this will be the first time that anyone has attempted it.

You can track George's progress at solobeelinebritain.co.uk.