Scout leader in record-breaking skateboarding challenge

A Reepham-based cub scout leader plans to break the Guinness world record for skateboarding the length of Britain in less than 20 days for charity.

Entertainer, speaker and adventurer Jon Holder (pictured) will start from John o’ Groats in the far north of Scotland and skateboard a gruelling 822 miles through towns, villages and cities on his longboard.
Whatever challenging weather and conditions facing him, Mr Holder, 28, is determined to see the journey through to Land’s End in western Cornwall.
He said: “I’ve been dreaming of this mad adventure for some time and it was only natural to me to pick local charities that involve supporting young people and mental health.”
Originally from Essex and when not on crazy adventures, Mr Holder works as a children’s entertainer known as Ziggy Zoo and volunteers as a cub scout leader in his spare time.
He continued: “SNAP (Special Needs and Parents) charity in Essex and Sue Lambert Trust in Norfolk are incredible, small charities that deserve to receive recognition and financial support for all the great work they do.”
Mr Holder’s supporters have been leaving him messages of support on his Facebook page, while highlighting the extent of the challenge ahead:

  • “It’s mad, mate, but that’s why we love you.”
  • “You are absolutely crazy, but we know you will smash it.”
  • “Good ‘loch’ matey.”
  • “Behind you all the way.”
  • “Wow, this is nuts… How are you going to get up the mountains in Scotland?”
  • “An unbelieve challenge!”
  • “This is Maddness.”

Thanking his supporters, Mr Holder said: “The response so far has been immense and I know that when the challenging parts of the adventure kick in I’ll be able to draw on well wishes and the huge support this adventure is gaining.”
To follow Jon Holder’s adventure or to sponsor him directly, check out his social media pages:


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