A Royal Navy veteran amputee will tomorrow set off to kayak around the entire coast of the UK in an attempt to break the solo kayaking distance record. Richard Hunt's challenge is expected to take around four months.
He will undertake the challenge wearing a waterproof prosthetic limb and he hopes to travel a distance of approximately 2,300 miles.
The current record for the longest solo kayak journey is held by Helen Skelton on the Amazon River for Comic Relief. Richard has been training for 13 months.
Richard is raising money for BLESMA, the national charity for all limbless serving and ex-service men and women. He sought help from the charity after he lost his leg and says the charity helped him discover his passion for kayaking.
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