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Gay radio DJ to cycle 1,000 miles for BBC Sport Relief

Gay radio DJ to cycle 1,000 miles for BBC Sport Relief

A gay radio DJ will be cycling 1,000 miles for a BBC Sport Relief challenge.

Nick Grimshaw will be taking part in BBC Radio Around The World, where several presenters will attempt to run, swim and cycle 25,000 miles – the circumference of the world.

The Radio 1 Breakfast Show DJ will be tackling a 12-hour cycle, completing 1,000 miles.

It will be roughly the equivalent of cycling from London, England to Madrid, Spain.

But he will not be braving the winds and storms of Britain, he will be cycling on an exercise bike in a large transparent box at Broadcasting House.

Grimshaw said: ‘It’s amazing to be doing a tough challenge for Sport Relief – although the last two times we’ve done sport on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show, there have been injuries… So hopefully this will be third time lucky!’

His colleague, Radio 2’s Jo Whiley, will attempt to stay on a treadmill for 26 hours straight.

Various presenters and guests from other BBC Radio stations will also complete shifts in the box from March 17 to 23.

Gay sports presenter Clare Balding will be leading coverage of this year’s Sports Relief on 21 March on BBC One. She will be joined by Gary Linekar, Gabby Logan, Claudia Winkleman and Jack Whitehall.