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Extreme Adventurer & Channel 4 Star Jordan Wylie MBE to Arrive at Blackpool Tower

Blackpool born former soldier and Channel 4 Hunter, Jordan Wylie MBE, is set to culminate his Tower Power Challenge at Blackpool Tower on Friday, May 17th, at 6 pm.

The intrepid journey spanning nearly 3000 kilometres is dedicated to the memory of little Jordan Banks (9), who tragically lost his life in Blackpool three years ago after being struck by lightning on a football pitch. Upon his arrival, Jordan will unveil a new memorial wall at the football club in honour of Jordan Banks and will host a fundraising event alongside the Banks family.

All proceeds from the Tower Power project will be directed to the Army Cadet Charitable Trust. Jordan Wylie, known for his role in Channel 4’s Hunted and Celebrity Hunted and his record-breaking adventures around the world, was awarded an MBE for his voluntary services to charity and education, including raising over a million pounds and building a school in the Horn of Africa.

His latest adventure involves traveling on a wooden bike, a kayak made from plastic bottles (across the English Channel) and running. Throughout his journey, Jordan, a proud Lancashire native, has faced numerous challenges, including intense hill climbs that forced him to change his route and redirect with his heavily loaded bike, away from the Alps.

He also encountered storms, wild camping daily, washing in rivers, subsisting on ration packs, and persevered despite torn knee ligaments and other obstacles. Jordan’s expedition was conducted with sustainability in mind, aiming to minimise its environmental impact as much as possible.

Starting at the leaning tower of Pisa, Jordan has cycled to the Eiffel Tower, paddled across the English Channel, ran to Portsmouth, and abseiled the Spinnaker Tower. Now, he embarks on the final leg of his journey to his hometown of Blackpool, marking the ultimate eco-triathlon.

He has been backed from a supportive network on his challenge.

To date, Jordan has raised over £14,000, delivered virtual assemblies to over 10,000 children, and camped for 27 consecutive days. You can donate here: