Tuesday 24th April 2012
An intern is to use his office chair as a race car when he takes part in a world championship in Germany.
But before Robert Dawson-Goodey even lines up for The Office Chair Racing World Championship he has another challenge, to make it from London to the start line in three days without spending a penny on travel.
Robert, 23, needs to get to Laichingen where he will whizz down a street in aid of Help For Heroes.
The race sees participants reach speeds of up to 30mph in what has become one of the fastest-growing sports in Germany. They wear crash helmets, knee and elbow protectors.
Robert now has to make the 1,000km trip to Germany, from London's Carnaby Street, with only the goodwill of the public to help him.
He will be using social media to spread the word, and hoping the kind-hearted people he encounters will offer him transport.
Robert said: "I have no idea how I'm going to get there, where I'll be sleeping, or what my final journey will look like. I'll just be relying on people's goodwill and sense of humour".
Robert's employer, events organiser Chillisauce, will kick start the campaign by donating £250. Should he win the championship they'll double it.
Adrian Simpson, creative director at Chillisauce, said: "We encourage as many people as possible to help Robert on his journey and raise as much money as possible for Help For Heroes."
Robert sets off on May 3, ahead of the championship which starts at 9am local time on May 6.
To read about Robert's trip and to donate, visit http://www.justgiving.com/Office-Chair-Challenge.