As I was doing my prep for the Rock'n'Roll London Walk this morning – catching up on all the music news – I came across the story of Coldplay and their sponsorship of Jo Whiley, the BBC DJ who was running 26 miles on a treadmill to raise money for Sport Relief 2014.
At £10,000 per mile, the band coughed up £260,000 for charities at home and abroad.
Inspired, I thought I'd take a tilt at that total with the Rock'n'Roll London walk this afternoon… and we came close to raising more money than Coldplay…
We only fell £259,890.35 short!
Thanks to all the lovely London Walkers who joined us from New Jersey, Surrey, Los Angeles, Brisbane, Florida, West Yorkshire and London. With your help, Sport Relief 2014's charity efforts are now £109.65 better off!
You can help Sport Relief 2014 raise money for charities at home and abroad at their website www.sportrelief.com
And for the fitness record, the Rock'n'Roll London Walk covers approximately 1.3 miles over which the guide burned 115 kcal!
A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.