Nelson Mandela furnished us with a quote that summed up our purpose to perfection: 'Sport has the power to change the world, the power to inspire, the power to unite people in a way little else can... sport can create hope where there was only despair... it is an instrument for peace'. If the great man had said it then it must be true - our firmly held view had a ringing endorsement.
A lot of people told me it couldn't be done, but when asked if I'd travel across Antarctica by bike, ski and kite to reach the South Pole for Sport Relief, I knew it was a chance I couldn't turn down. Now, 500 miles and 18 days later, here I am, standing at the bottom of the world at the southern most point with a massive smile on my face. I keep grinning because I can't really believe I'm here, I'd pinch myself if my heavily padded mittens permitted it!