Torchbearer Profile: Brian Tinnion

Name: Brian Tinnion
Age: 51
Hometown: Ponteland
Carrying The Torch: Thursday 14th, Bamburgh
Reason for Nomination: Brian's an ex Royal Marine and set out to raise funds and awareness for Help for Heroes charity, so far raising more than £36,000.

In June 2010 he cycled 934 miles in 9 days going from Lands' End to John O'Groats.

Just a few months later he climbed Yorkshires 3 Peaks and then completed the UK three peaks Challenge taking on Scarfell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdon in just 24 hours.

Finally the adrenaline junkie headed out to the Himalayas where he trekked to the Everest Base Camp!

To find out more about Brian's fundraising for Help 4 Heroes, click HERE  

Hear from Brian as he talks to Capital about being picked to carry the Olympic Torch

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