Very happy about this one. Big thanks to Alice for the musical choice and the majority of the edit – great stuff!
4 weeks to go until I resume the dance and although it’s been tough getting to this point, making this video which recaps the full story so far has been mighty motivating – it’s definitely time to get back in training!
PS I’m still in need of tricycle cyclists to support my first week of dancing back (Monday 11th Feb until Friday 15th), so if you or anyone you know might be able to help, please drop me a line.
Here’s Ben’s adventures from his first weekend back dancing after the hit & run…
Ben returns to his hometown of Bradford on Avon to a warm welcome and a dance with the Mayor over the bridge.
Watch the Hammonds dance and cycle their way from Newport to Cardiff as Ben’s mum has her turn on our support tricycle
Can Ben get school children, hairdressers, a lollypop lady and random passers by to dance with him?
Ben makes it to Wales and gets his funk on through a forest in the day 38 video
Will Ben’s achilles hold out long enough to make it through another day? find out in the latest video
Can the motor home, trike and Ben survive another day on the road? we shall see on our way from Broadway to Gloucester.
Will Ben make it through the rain and wind to make it to Stratford? find out in the day 33 and 35 video…
Watch Ben and a whole bunch of intrepid dancers join in for the Cosford to Birmingham dance marathon for a full, half, quarter or final mile of the 26.2 mile dance.
Most mornings ben does a school talk along the route to educate the children about burma and about the campaign but can Ben get school pupils and their teachers up and dancing?
Watch Ben dance across the Mersey on the ferry and beyond through Chester onto Tarporley
After making it from the east to the west Ben reaches Manchester, the capital of the north! Watch him shake and shimmy his way through Piccadilly Gardens and beyond…
A special somebody was on hand to join the Dance Britain support team ranks this week and help Ben with some essential sports massage assistance….
The route takes Dance Britain into Newcastle City where the locals get involved in the dancing antics! Its then onto Durham by the evening where Ben went to University!
Ben and Lerato are working their way along the windy roads of the Northumberland Countryside, on route to Morpeth, with the motorhome at hand, how will the day go.
The adventure continues with Dance Britain taking over the schools with Ben’s dancing spirit leading him across the Scottish Borders and on into England!
More pro.blems face the Dance Britain team when the trike has an accidental fall… how will Ben and the team figure out this one and continue dancing on into England Tomorrow..
See Ben dance into Edinburgh with a fantastic group of fellow dancers in the Day 15 video
See a day a through Ben’s eyes as he dances from Perth to Crossgates…
Ben’s first day back on the road. Find out if his leg held out in the Day 13 Video
All the best bits from the first 12 days on the road…enjoy!
Ben’s challenge is literally on ice on day 12 as a leg strain from the previous day continues to cause him pain.
Ben dancing through the Caingorm mountains for another day to Glenshee in an attempt to get the most waves, dances and beeps from traffic and passers by before his day is cut short.
Another day in the Caingorms for Ben as he climbs a huge mountain to Glenshee, going higher than a ski centre in todays video.
Its all about the pain on day 9 for Ben as he continues through the mountains.
After a morning with the Inverness Country Dancing group, Ben continues alone up the long climb out of Inverness to Carrbridge.
Ben ends his week in Inverness, the biggest city so far and is greeted by the Wild Cat Cheerleaders and the School of Highland dancing.
Day six for Ben and the Dance Britain team and today it’s all about the problems, from trike to camper van, while Ben dances his way from Invergordan to Conon Bridge.
It’s day 5 and Ben is dancing from Golspie to Invergordon getting as many passers by to join in with him on his journey.
While Ben is dancing from Craikaig to Golspie, catch up on the school visits from the week in the day 4 video.
The biggest physical challenge so far for Ben from Dunbeath to Craikaig on day 3.
From Wick to Dunbeath Ben battles with the elements through rain, wind, mist and sunshine on his second day.
Ben was joined by Highland dancer Laura at the start of his 60 day challenge from John o’Groats ending, for the day, in Wick.
Ben’s been out and about getting help from dancing folk young and old on his mission to find the dance moves he needs to groove 1400 miles from John o’Groats to Land’s End this summer. His latest dancing gurus may be small in stature but they make up for it in prancing power & passion!
Yesterday I was joined by fellow intrepid dance marathoners Lauren and Sarah for a dance by the Thames. It was their first proper training dance and just a little bit epic. Here’s the story curteousy of my super-shaky-cam-skills… Roll on September 1st when we dance through the streets of Edinburgh together… Come join us!
Here I go showcasing another choice move I’ve majestically mastered as I prepare to dance Britain for Burma. Hopefully my perfect form, exquisite poise, and me and my co-dancers’ nothing-but-the-best attitude shines through. Big thanks to Scottish shimmysters Sarah and Lauren for some serious dancespiration…
Here’s my latest schools creation – a quickfire introduction to Burma using 5 key words.
Big thanks to everyone out there whose footage I’ve borrowed.