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Charley Boorman & chums to take on 30-mile paddle board challenge for Movember

In support of the men’s mental health charity Movember, Charley Boorman and celebrity chums (some motorcyclists) will set off on a 30 mile paddle!

Charley Boorman Paddle Board Movember

CHARLEY Boorman, along with 11 others, will be setting off on a two day, 30 mile, endurance paddle in support of men’s mental health charity Movember. 

A stand-up paddle board (or SUP) can be the ultimate test of balance, and the group of 12 celebrity mates (who include bike nuts Damon Hill, Ben Bowers and Iwan Thomas), will set off on the 17th of May along Basingstoke Canal - the challenge is set to take around two days. 

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Reported by Deadline news, those taking part are 12 celeb mates, including:

  • Adventurer & motorcyclist Charley Boorman (of course),
  • Expedition organiser & biker Ben Bowers (& charity campaigner),
  • Wayne Bridge (ex-footballer and celeb jungle-ist),
  • Iwan Thomas (Olympian Sprinter),
  • Damon Hill (former British racing driver),
  • Dean Stockton (artist known as D*Face),
  • James Haskell (former rugby player),
  • Chloe Madeley (presenter),
  • Amy Voce (radio presenter),
  • Nick & Giles English (founders of Bremont Watches),
  • Paddle guide Paul Hyman

A Long Way to Paddle - Charley Boorman embarks on charity paddleboard trip with chum

Movember ambassador Ben Bowers & Charley Boorman were the duo responsible for the idea, the two good friends are hoping the trip will display an example that no matter the situation you find yourself in, looking to friends for support and sharing in experiences can be a good way to get through the tough times.

Bowers and Boorman are both testicular cancer survivors, and Ben has said: 

“Having had a pretty tough year as everyone has in 2020, I was in need of doing something positive not only for myself but for other men.

“I’ve had worse years through my cancer fight and I was able to draw upon the resilience built through those experiences to stay mentally well in lockdown. For me keeping mentally well meant getting outside and engaging with nature.”

Charley Boorman has said: 

“I first met Ben a number of years ago. We both had gone through a scare with Testicular Cancer.

“Our path’s crossed through a mutual friend and we became friends for life. When Ben asked me to get involved in the expedition to highlight men’s health and mental health I jumped at the chance.”

Visordown wish the entire gang the smoothest of waters, and the best of luck!

A global charity, Movember is all about supporting men’s health, whether that’s mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer, and if you’d like to support the charity, visit Movember.com.

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