Fearless kayaker takes on frothing seas and shipwrecks

Dr Martin Lee.
Dr Martin Lee.

A FEARLESS kayaker who has encountered ‘frothing seas’ and shipwrecks is due to stop off at Mablethorpe as he nears the end of an epic 2,600 mile charity challenge.

The good doctor, Martin Lee, 32 of Bath, began his solo journey in London on April 1 and aims to finish at the same place on July 1.

Weather permitting he is due to stop and camp for the night at Mablethorpe this Tuesday, June 25.

Martin, a rheumatology doctor, is taking on the equivalent of 100 marathons over 100 days after being inspired by his aunt Maureen who lived with rheumatoid arthritis for many years.

He hopes to raise awareness of National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society, who help to deal with the 30,000 new cases each year.

“I hope the aches and pains I am encountering from this challenge are the closest I come to feeling the pain that those with RA endure on a daily basis throughout their lifetime,” said Martin, who has been capsized and beached as well as having near misses with old shipwrecks.

Follow Martin’s progress at www.martinkayaking.co.uk.