Our Progress

our blog

Welcome to our blog page which gives you a snapshot of the events that we have been involved in. From fundraising, progress on the boat, news, PR and videos, it catalogues our journey over the past 18 months.


A Prize for the Pride

This week saw one of the Lions pick up an esteemed National Sporting Prize in the form of the Davidstow National Village Cup Performance of the Year Award. A write up in the Cricketer magazine is imminent so watch this space for a further write up. We can’t complain with the prize though, an absolutely […]


Weight watchers!

Rowing across the atlantic will see team members each burning around 8,000 calories a day, an energy deficit which over a period of 6 weeks can equate to losing 15-20% body weight. ”That is body weight I can’t afford to lose!” says one of the Lions. At 6ft 5, Matt may be the perfect height […]


Dave’s Celebrity Day

Just a casual lunch meeting for one of the Atlantic Lions today. Our very own Dave Middleton with none other than Richard Branson, spreading the news about our Atlantic challenge! The Virgin Lion has quite a nice ring to it for the boat! Watch this space for further news!

Surrey paper

Proud Pride Reach Press!

It’s a proud day for the Atlantic Lions as they pounced onto the press for their first article today, courtesy of the Surrey Advertiser to who we are very grateful. Whilst this is the first public showing for the Lions in the papers, more interviews by journalists have already been undertaken so keep watching this […]


Joey’s 1st Blog

 1st blog – 17/8/2014 Training has begun in earnest for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and it’s a good job too if Joe’s first core session is anything to go by. He was completely inept at doing vee sit ups initially but have since managed to improve his technique over the last few weeks. Amusing […]

Atlantic Lions Promotion

Atlantic Lions Promotion

Charlie Hayward, Joseph Mile, David Middleton and Matthew Townsend are competing in the 2015 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge to raise awareness and money for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust. Follow their campaign online at www.atlanticlions.com, on facebook and on twitter @atlantic_lions

50 min

Loving the Concept

Chaz Hayward puts some decent sessions in on the Concept 2 this week. A 45min session on Monday followed by a 50min session yesterday. Steadily building up to that 2 hour shift mark! Having said that, that will be one 2 hour session out of 12 sessions a day for roughly 40 days in a […]