Ross Edgley’s Great British Swim 2018

 

Image of Ross Edgley swimming

Ross Edgley ©Red Bull

 

Vlogger: Ross Edgley

Production Company: Red Bull

Kent Locations Used: Margate Harbour

This vlog series records Ross Edgley’s progress of swimming around the entirety of mainland Great Britain.

Ross Edgley is an UK strongman who previously rope climbed the height of Everest and who swam 100km in the Caribbean while tied to a tree. His new goal is to be the first man to swim around mainland Great Britain.

As part of his journey he plans not to touch shore until he returns to London’s Tower Bridge, an estimated 100 days later. He will only stop to sleep and eat on the support boat, from which he will plot the route and vlog his progress.

Watch Ross start his journey in Margate in episode 2 and get into a little trouble barely a couple of hours into his challenge when a deep fog catches up with him in Dover. Having successfully crossed the busiest shipping lane in Europe, The Dover Strait, he leaves the Kent coast behind in week one of his adventure.

Update: Ross Edgley has now completed his historic Great British Swim in Margate, surviving 157 days and 2,000 miles at sea in gruelling conditions!

Margate is a seaside town complete with beach, harbour, amusement park, period housing and ultra-modern art gallery, Turner Contemporary. Margate Harbour previously featured in TV productions, including ITV’s Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100 (2018) and BBC’s True Love (2012).

The vlog has already been released at: https://www.redbull.tv/video/AP-1VVQ9J2HH1W11/bare-essentials?playlist=AP-1VVR1NQP51W11:season:1

 

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For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on Ross Edgley’s Great British Swim visit: https://www.redbull.tv/video/AP-1VVQ9J2HH1W11/bare-essentials?playlist=AP-1VVR1NQP51W11:season:1