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My name is Rob Forbes and this website will follow my progress as I swim, bike and run my way from Cirencester to South Africa to support England in the 2010 World Cup.





SWIM 20 km
Strait of Gibraltar
Done 24 Oct 2009...see Swim report


CYCLE 20,000 km
Cirencester to South Africa
Done 12 June 2010 ... See Mission Accomplished!


RUN 89 km
Comrades Ultra Marathon
Done 30 May 2010 ... See Comrades Report




With only 8 months to complete this epic triathlon it promises to be an incredible physical and mental challenge. 


All for the charity Re-Cycle 


I hope to raise a £1 per km  - £20,000 - of the journey for the charity Re-Cycle who provide bicycle aid to Africa. I plan to visit a number of the charity's projects en route and conclude this journey of a lifetime by visiting their project based in Cape Town, Johannesburg or Lesotho. (England Fixtures dependent).

Please donate to this great cause by clicking here, 100% of donations go to the charity.

Re~Cycle's mission is to collect secondhand bicycles and ship them to Africa. Their partners distribute bikes and teach riders the skills to repair and maintain them. Their bikes also help health/AIDS workers reach remote villages and even provide an ambulance service in remote Namibia.

Click here to find out more about Re~cycle


Where Am I?


Triathlon Completion: Day 255 - Sat 12 June
-20,293km Rustenburg, SA

Click here for blog, videos, photos & GPS location

Latest Press:
JustGiving "Fundraiser of the Month"

Latest Press Coverage

JustGiving [29/06/2010]
"Fundraiser of the Month"

Times LIVE [17/06/2010]
"The World Cup's most extreme fan"

ITV4 [12/06/2010]
"World Cup Countdown"
(FF to 16min 45sec in)

BBC Breakfast [05/06/2010]
"The incredible Rob Forbes"
(facebook account required)

Inside the Travel Lab [05/06/2010]
"Swimming to South Africa"

The Sun Newspaper [27/05/2010]
"Fan swims to World Cup"

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