University plays key role in Jordan's green adventure

9 May 2024
Cyclist in front of Leaning Tower of Pisa

Hampshire schoolchildren and the University of Winchester are playing a key role in a unique eco adventure experiment.

"I’m all too aware I have been a serial offender when it comes to travelling around the world by plane when carrying out my challenges and adventures. By setting out on this eco-triathlon, I’m not trying to portray myself as super green. It’s more of an experiment to see how sustainably I can do it.”

Green travel

Jordan made the first leg of his journey on a bike crafted from coppiced wood – sourced from Hampshire – by sustainability engineer Nick Coates from BEAMZ CIC.

From the bike Jordan then switched to a kayak made from plastic drinks bottles collected by children across Hampshire and students and staff at the University of Winchester.  Naval architect Conrad Manning designed the craft with the aid of City College in Southampton.

Jordan is now relying on his own leg and lung power for the final leg of the challenge  - running from the Dover to the top of the Blackpool Tower.

How you can sponsor Jordan...

Supporters, donors and well-wishers can track Wylie's progress and make donations via the expedition's website at

The website also offers a wealth of educational resources, aligned with the national curriculum, allowing children to engage with and learn more about sustainability.

Tower Power 2024 is sponsored by David Mellor Family Jewellers of Eastleigh.

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