You read that right, Chris Todd, a 35-year-old man from the UK, is set to cross the Irish Sea for charity in “Tredalo”, a human-powered hamster wheel. Todd “will power his metal wheel by walking on wire mesh, with two floats either side to act as stabilizers.” Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.
The charity stunt will see him burn a huge 36,000 calories – almost three weeks worth – during the endurance feat. He will consume a whopping 30 litres of water and munch the equivalent of 60 Mars bars to keep energy levels up.Engineer Chris, from Bromham, Wiltshire, said: ‘It will be like running 10 back-to-back marathons.
‘The only way we are going know if it will stand up to the battering from the waves is to actually do it. ‘It is going to be one of the toughest things I’ve ever done. ‘Imagine spending 48-hours on a stepping machine in the gym without getting any sleep. ‘I’m not looking forward to night time in case I end up in the way of a ship and unlike endurance races on land the horizon is going to be bleak and featureless. ‘So it will be mentally challenging as well as physically.’