Professional racing driver and double-leg amputee, Billy Monger, is attempting to undertake a gruelling triathlon inspired challenge, in support of Red Nose Day. Over the course of four days, Billy will be battling the elements as well as physical and mental exhaustion, as he sets out to walk, kayak and cycle a staggering 140 miles. Along the way, he’ll be supported by family, friends and some very special guests to help spur him on to the finish line.
Having started racing at just six years old, Billy Monger quickly became one of Britain’s most exciting young talents within the world of competitive motor racing, earning him the nickname #BillyWhizz. In April 2017, following a crash at Donington Park circuit, Billy was left with life-changing injuries, resulting in the amputation of both his legs. Undeterred, Billy’s resilience and resolve saw him back behind the wheel within a year, as he became the first-ever double amputee to race competitively in a single-seater racing car, at just eighteen years of age.
An hour-long documentary will follow the highs and lows of Billy’s journey on BBC One this March and coverage of the Challenge will also be shared across Comic Relief's and Billy’s social media channels. The money Billy raises will help support a number of life-changing projects both across the UK and around the world
For more information visit: www.comicrelief.com/rednoseday/challenges/billy.