Nuts Over The Atlantic preview 3,000-mile challenge at Ashton Gate

Players and coaches from Bristol Rugby and Bristol City joined the Nuts Over The Atlantic team to launch their Talisker Whiskey Challenge quest at Ashton Gate on Thursday (September 14th). 

Bristol City assistant head coaches, Dean Holden and Jamie McAllister joined Bristol Rugby players Nick Fenton-Wells, Gaston Cortes, Ryan Glynn, Jack O'Connell and Olly Robinson at the event, as the hardy quartet previewed their 3,00-mile challenge, which gets under way in December. 

Nuts Over The Atlantic - made up of Dan Baker, Steve Baker, Mark Gibson and Jon Lakin - hope to raise £100,000 for the November Foundation by rowing from San Sebastian in La Gomera to Nelson's Dockyard English Harbour in Antigua.

"These guys are so inspiring and to be here tonight to hear about their incredible challenge has been fantastic," said Bristol Rugby's Nick Fenton-Wells.

"There's not doubt it's going to be a gruelling task and they will go through some dark times at sea, but they are motivated by raising money for a fantastic cause and we look forward to following their journey."

"We are hugely grateful to Bristol Sport Foundation - and the guys from Bristol Rugby and Bristol City - for their support," said group member Jon Lakin.

“The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is an epic challenge that we are proudly undertaking in partnership with Bristol Sport Foundation.

“We will be battling 3,000 miles of open water, 40 foot waves as well as a brutal two hour on, two hour off regime 24 hours a day for six weeks.

“As a team we are passionate about our reasons for undertaking this challenge. We have been affected by mental health issues first hand as well as having relatives with prostate and testicular cancer.

“This challenge has a key message at the heart of it and encouraging men to talk about their health is at the core of these issues and if we can set an example, what better platform to spread the message.”

Click here to donate to their cause. 

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