To celebrate Red Nose Day a mixed British eight, assembled by Sir Steve Redgrave, raced a British Airways Cityflyer Embraer 190 Aircraft. The race took place at London City Airport, next to the Royal Albert Docks.
The five-time Olympic Champion said: “As a trustee for Comic Relief, it’s so fantastic to combine my passion for rowing with a cause so close to my heart. I trained at these docks for many years, so I know them well, but seeing a challenge like this was certainly a first for me. It was a lot of fun and a privilege to be a part of I’m so pleased to have had the opportunity to help raise awareness for British Airways’ Flying Start charity partnership, that has helped millions of individuals worldwide with its fundraising.”