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Reunion 2017 – The Big Skate Down

One of the great things about Gilwell Reunion is meeting people with stories to tell. Jon Holder was no different. Jon came into the studio to speak to Andrew and revealed his impressive challenge to travel the length of the UK, from John O Groats to Lands End…on a skateboard.

Not only is Jon looking to achieve this, he is hoping to go for the world record

I’m speaking to Guiness World Records…I’d like to do it in under 22 days, that is the challenge.

When asked about his training regime Jon told us that its all about getting out on the board and tallying up the miles in preparation for the 822 mile ride.

I’ve been out on the road, it does get some looks. I’ve been doing lots of miles…probably about 25 each day.


All at Scout Radio would like to wish Jon the very best of luck with his challenge. If you would like to sponsor Jon you can do so on at and follow his challenge using the hashtag #BigSkateDown