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Jamie McDonald prepares for another adventure marathon

A long distance runner, who raised over £200,000 for running 5,000 miles across Canada in 2014, dressed as a superhero, is now set for another adventure.

Jamie McDonald, from Gloucester, raised more than £200,00, which went towards children's charities in Canada and the UK such as Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity and the charity which supports Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

He sets off on the 6th of November for his year-long quest, but took out some time to join our presenters, Jonty Messer and Eli-Louise Wringe, in the studio:


Gloucester cyclist hopes to break world record

A man from Gloucester who cycled half way round the world for charity is now attempting to break the world record for continuous pedalling.

Jamie McDonald cycled 14,000 miles from Bangkok to Gloucester, starting out in January 2012 and arriving back last month.

This morning (Saturday) he began an 11 day marathon pedalling on a static exercise bike in Gloucester docks.

If he pedals continuously for 264 hours he will enter a new Guinness World Record.

Jamie has already raised £10,000 for the Pied Piper Appeal children's charity based at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and hopes to push this to £20,000.

Jamie McDonald to cycle continuously for 11 days Credit: Jamie McDonald