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Des Clarke takes on BBC Scotland challenge

Des clarke holding an L plate, a cycling helmet and an armband

BBC Scotland have announced Scottish comedian and radio presenter Des Clarke will be taking on an epic challenge for Sport Relief. Despite reaching the ripe old age of 37, Des has never learnt to swim, ride a bike or drive.

That’s all about to change as he embarks on the ‘TRY-athlon’; a challenge that will see the comic attempt to learn all three skills at the same time, in the toughest way possible. 

The trial will be made up of a 200m swim in Loch Ness, a tandem cycle with Sir Chris Hoy at Glasgow velodrome, a day as a taxi driver on the busy streets of Edinburgh, and many more surprises. His successes (as well as his failures) will be filmed for a one hour documentary airing on BBC Scotland in March.

Des is doing all of this to raise money for Sport Relief, and will be visiting three projects based in Scotland to see how the money raised will make a difference.


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