Warm Teignmouth reception for round Britain Stand-Up Paddleboard hero Jordan

By Nick Knight   |   Editor   |
Thursday 27th August 2020 1:25 pm
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ROUND Britain paddleboarder Jordan Wylie was delighted with the reception he received from a local kayak club as he paddled into Teignmouth last night (Wednesday).

‘It was a really nice surprise to meet a group of such friendly people and we headed ashore together,’ said Jordan.

It was a quick turnaround for the 36-year-old from Blackpool, who is attempting to be the first person in the world to Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) around Great Britain, a complete circumnavigation of more than 2,000 miles of paddling.

Jordan and his support team took on some quick supplies from the local shops and, because the weather was so good and the seas around Teignmouth so calm, he decided to head off again. On his journey.

‘It’s the first night night paddle I’ve attempted but the sea was so calm and coast so wonderful I just wanted to keep going,’ said Jordan.Jordan is a well known star of Channel 4's Hunted.

He arrived at Brixham at 5am this morning and spoke soon afterwards to Mid-Devon Advertiser editor Nick Knight.

Jordan, who is no stranger to risk or danger, served in the British Army for 10 years, and ran through the 3 most dangerous countries in the world in 2018, which was also the subject of his latest book; Running For My Life. Last year he completed another world first when he rowed across the perilous Bab El Mandeb Straits, the gateway to the pirate infested Gulf of Aden, coined the most dangerous stretch of water on the planet. This year he was scheduled to run marathons in the 10 coldest places on earth but having completed Siberia, Yukon, Alaska and Iceland, his plans came to a grinding hold on his way to the North Pole when the world went into lockdown as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.Jordan will return to his polar running challenge in December by heading to Antarctica, however in the meantime he has come up with a new challenge in his mission to inspire young people around the world using the spirit of adventure in his role as the UK’s national ambassador for Army Cadets with The Great British Paddle.

You can follow Jordan’s progress and how to support or sponsor him at www.thegreatbritishpaddle.com

‘The team at the Mid-Devon Advertiser, Teignmouth Post and Dawlish Gazette salute you Jordan and wish you a safe and record-breaking journey,’ Nick told him.

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