British celebrities to ride John O’Groats to Land’s End

David Walliams, Jimmy Carr, Fearne Cotton and more in team relay effort

A team of British celebrities led by Little Britain star David Walliams are to ride a cycle relay from John O’Groats to Land’s End in a bid to raise £1 million for Sport Relief.

The 1,000-mile BT Sport Relief Million Pound Bike Ride will see Walliams – who has previously swum across the English Channel for the charity – joined by comedians Jimmy Carr, Russell Howard, Patrick Kielty and Miranda Hart, and TV presenters Fearne Cotton and Davina McCall.

Walliams said: “It’s a phenomenal undertaking and going to be really tough but we’re all training hard to make sure we all get to Land’s End and hopefully raise £1m for Sport Relief.”

Cotton, who took part in last year’s climb to the top of Kilimanjaro for Sport Relief, has been blogging on her cycle training regime. As well as reporting on saddle soreness, she said: “[Walliams] took us on a 90-minute cycle of doom around the local hills! I unintentionally dismounted (fell off) twice, and David got four punctures in 90 minutes which I believe is a world record!

“We look the part in our red shiny jackets and fancy cycling shoes but are generally terrible at cycling. I’m more than nervous about this challenge looming!”

See how Walliams roped in his fellow celebs in this humorous YouTube video:

The BBC are filming the entire journey, which will be broadcast on the weekend of 19-21 March.

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