Lonely Planet Writer

Tube race runner takes on Thames boat challenge

London gears up for planned tube strike next week.
Tube challenge man races boat. Image by NAPARAZZI / CC BY-SA 2.0

The athlete whose race against a Tube train went viral has taken on a new challenge: racing a boat along the Thames. James Heptonstall’s race against a District Line train garnered millions of hits online. This time he raced a Thames Clipper boat between the London Eye and Bankside, dodging pedestrians on his way. Read more: standard.co.uk