Andrew 'Mos' Morris determined to finish expedition and honour charity pledge to raise funds for young people to discover rowing
LAUNCH OF UK ROW ON SATURDAY, JULY 7TH: PHOTOCALL 1PM
British adventurer Andrew "Mos" Morris, who was forced to abandon plans to row the North Atlantic because of icebergs, is to complete the final leg of his
expedition despite the setback.
The 6ft 2in rower from Newark, Nottinghamshire had originally planned to row 2,200 miles from Newfoundland, Canada all the way into central London, creating a new world record and arriving in the capital in time for the Olympic Games.
, 48, determined to complete at least the UK leg of the journey, will row from the west coast of Britain to London, starting in Clevedon, North Somerset on Saturday, July 7 and travel up the Bristol Channel, through inland waterways including the Kennet
and Avon canal, and the River Thames.
's boat, Bojangles, which is 23ft long and 6ft wide and is manufactured from lightweight Carbon-Kevlar, has been shipped back to the UK by OAR sponsor Eimskip Inc. and will depart from Cleveden on Saturday, July 7 at 05.00hrs.
*** Media are invited to meet Andrew Morris
at the end of his
first day's rowing, on SATURDAY, JULY 7, AT 12 NOON, by the water's edge at the mouth of the Bristol Channel, at The Baltic Wharf, Cumberland Road, Bristol BS16. ***
Among those scheduled to join Morris
on board to help him later on during the row will be Chris Martin, a former member of the British rowing squad and one of the two men to have successfully crossed the Pacific in Bojangles, a feat he
completed in 2009.
said today: "My sense of British grit and determination and a refusal to be defeated have convinced me to finish on a high and to honour our pledge to raise funds for the next generation of British rowers and adventurers.
added: "The waters off Newfoundland were filled with fragmented shards of ice or 'bergy bits', icebergs in the water.
For the North Atlantic leg of the expedition, Andrew Morris
teamed up with fellow rower and environmental campaigner Roz Savage, a multi Guinness World Record holder, and the first woman in the world to row three oceans, the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans
arrives having completed 7-hour row at the end of his
will be accompanied by a Gig and rowers from the Cleveden Pilot Gig Club
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Newark-based Andrew Morris is the Chairman and Founder of multi-award-winning international logistic companies.
In addition, he's the Founder of Icon Motorcycles (www.iconsheene.com) and Icon Motorsport, who specialise in unique, bespoke vehicle design and manufacture.
also owns and races a 1990 Formula One Lotus, which is the only running Lamborghini-engined F1 car in the world.
Andrew is also the Chairman of the Allseas Group, (www.allseasglobal.com) the heavy-lift freight company he formed in 2005.
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