Every so often we will be giving a little shout-out to distance skates and skaters from the past. Our own little throwbacks to events that have got us to where we are now.
Dave Cornthwaite skated the length of the UK as a warm-up to his epic 5823 km (3618 miles) skate across Australia. The 2008 Boardfree journeys raised money of a range of charities and firmly placed Dave into the history books as both a Guinness record holder and advocate of distance skateboarding journeys.
Dave went on to break records using a range of human powered vehicles, wrote a couple of books and now is best known for his Expedition1000 project, a plan to undertake 25 separate journeys of 1000 miles or more, each using a different form of non-motorised transport.