Esher man self-funding solo Atlantic row for charity

Go row: Alan Lau was inspired by his earlier 24-hour cycle

Go row: Alan Lau was inspired by his earlier 24-hour cycle

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A man from Esher will row solo across the Atlantic to raise funds for a children’s charity.

Alan Lau, 38, of Sherriff Close, will row more than 3,000 from Gran Canaria to Barbados in 90 days, starting in early December, using just the strength of his arms and oars.

Mr Lau hopes to raise £100,000 for Children on the Edge, a charity working with deprived children around the world, and got involved to help children have a better future and to inspire people to leave their comfort zones.

Mr Lau said: “This is the first time I have done something like this, I am very excited and I am looking forward to it.

“I have done a 24-hour cycling challenge last year and that really motivated me to go further.”

The expedition will be self-funded and there will be competitions and raffles to get involved in, including choosing themes for his boat. For more information, visit

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