Sport Relief route on OpenStreetMap

Swan Pedalo sets sail on March 12th on an epic journey to raise cash for Sport Relief. We’ve mapped the route that Grace will take for her Sport Relief pedalo challenge so that you can follow her and hopefully go cheer her on.

We’ve used OpenStreetMap, a an open-source mapping tool that swandelier John McKerrell has been involved with for a long while. I’ve made a custom marker to celebrate :)

see the route here

 

Sea-worthy once more

It looks like Simon’s fibreglass skills and handiwork did the job – this morning Grace was back on the water, and thankfully staying on top of it. This second test really had to go right, but we’d learnt a few lessons from the last test launch, and things went smoothly by all accounts.

Really excited now for the real journey! You can listen to the swan test below - Test run highlights. Hear what happened during our trip up the canal yesterday for @sportrelief (mp3)

read more about the preparations for the second test on the BBC website

 

Book Sprint – Friday 18th November 2011

Calling all Swandeliers – it has, literally been ONE YEAR since this madcap-open-source-swan-pedalo adventure began – on the 15th of November 2010 we paid £100 for the Swan Pedalo without a clue what we were going to do with it – and then, the following day we made the famous move into the shop unit on Renshaw Street – WOW – since that epic day this project has had the confidence to see where it goes… Continue reading