12-year-old cycles 2,012km to every Olympic venue

Jake Phipps needed just 38 days

Jake Phipps

A 12-year-old has completed his mammoth 2,012km bike ride to every Olympic venue in the UK.


Jake Phipps, from Worcestershire, set off from Hampden Park, Glasgow on 9 June and arrived at the Olympic stadium in London on 16 July – two days ahead of schedule. It took just 38 days – an average of 53km each day – for him to reach his final destination, with charities Action for Children and Access Sport benefiting from his efforts.

 “It’s been a fantastic experience and we’ve met some amazing people. I’ve really enjoyed being out on the road, although it’s was very hard work at times!” he said.


Olympic venues on his radar were football stadiums in Newcastle, Manchester, Coventry and Cardiff, plus the sailing venue in Weymouth. Jake’s effort was supported by Hornby Hobbies, who donated £1,000 to Jake’s nominated charities and kitted him out for the challenge.