Visit by rower
Adventurer Andrew Morris, who was forced to abandon plans to row across the North Atlantic because of icebergs, will be coming through Bath next week on a rather less hazardous journey.
The rower had originally planned to travel 3,540 miles from Newfoundland to London, creating a new world record and arriving in the capital in time for the Olympic Games.
But the North Atlantic row had to be called off when Canadian weather experts warned him about the dangers of ice movements.
Now Mr Morris, 48, has scaled down his adventure to the last leg of his planned trip, rowing between Clevedon and the capital.
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He will leave the resort on Saturday and travel up the Bristol Channel, through inland waterways including the Kennet and Avon Canal, and the River Thames.
The trip in his 23ft long Bojangles boat will raise money for the Oar Project legacy fund which aims to buy a fleet of rowing boats for able-bodied and disabled young people to encourage youngsters to get out on the water.
Mr Morris, who will be at the Wash House Lock off Pulteney Road at 4.30pm on Monday, said: "My sense of British grit and determination and a refusal to be defeated have convinced me to finish on a high and to honour our pledge to raise funds for the next generation of British rowers and adventurers."
Students from the University of Bath came third at the first European International Submarine Races held in Gosport last week.
An enthusiastic team of eight students designed, built and piloted their human-powered submarine Minerva in the inaugural event, competing against teams from the USA and Canada.
The team came third overall, beaten by the École de Technologie Supérieure from Canada, and the University of Florida.
The one-man submarines were designed and built by the competing students at their universities.