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TfL and famous faces team up to walk the line for Sport Relief
Famous Londoners have recorded podcasts of their favourite places to walk along the Circle Link, to promote TfL special free led walk for Sport Relief.
Well-known Londoners including film-maker DJ Don Letts, TV and radio presenter Zoe Hardman, former Made in Chelsea’s Caggie Dunlop and Gavin and Stacey star Larry Lamb, have recorded podcasts of their favourite walk along the Circle Tube line, to promote Transport for London’s special free led walk on Sunday 13 March for Sport Relief.
The 14 mile route passes through some of the historical landmarks and hidden gems of London’s only circular Tube Line. The walk will be split into four difference sections at four different locations around the link – Fitzroy Square Gardens, St Botolph-without-Bishopgate Gardens, Christchurch Gardens and Kensington Gardens.
The “My London on foot” podcasts include the BBC radio presenters Robert Elms and Nick Bright celebrating the Capital’s history, culture and landscape over time, from the famous Baker Street, home of Sherlock Holmes, to the rich musical heritage of Ladbroke Grove and East London.
The event raises money for Sport Relief, to help people who are living in some of the poorest communities across the UK.
Leon Daniels, Managing Director for Surface Transport at TfL, said: “It’s fantastic that a variety of well-known Londoners have joined forces with TfL and Sport Relief to promote some of what London has to offer on foot. The special walk around the Circle line is a great opportunity for Londoners to raise money for disadvantaged people with Sport Relief, while seeing London’s rich history and getting active.”
TV and radio presenter, Zoe Hardman, said: “I love walking and cycling around London. It is a great way of getting to really know the city you live in, and gives you the opportunity to explore all the Capital has to offer in terms of architecture and history, as well as being a healthy way to get around town. I hope that my podcast inspires people to take part in TfL’s Circle line walk for Sport Relief.”
The event comes before the flagship Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games event, taking place between 18-20 March at Queens Elizabeth Olympic Park and at locations across the Capital. The Games will give people the chance to take part in one the three events: Sport Relief Mile, Swimathon at the London Aquatics Centre or a cycle ride finishing at Lee Valley Velopark.
Transport for London’s “Time to Cycle” hub will be at the Olympic Park, offering an opportunity to learn more about cycling in London.
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