• Phil Packer

British Rowing continues to support BRIT and champions the annual BRIT Challenge

We are thrilled that British Rowing are continuing to support BRIT and championing the BRIT Challenge.


The British Inspiration Trust (BRIT) supports and improves young adult and student mental health and fitness in the UK through the delivery of our annual BRIT Challenge.

The next BRIT Challenge will take place between 1st February 2022 and 3rd March 2022

(University Mental Health Day).

The BRIT Challenge is an inclusive feel-good February fundraiser to improve mental health and fitness, all whilst raising vital funds for local, regional and national charities, alongside BRIT.

Every UK university, college, specialist college and Students' Union are invited to register to take part, enter teams, and support student and staff participation, both on campus or at home.

The annual BRIT Challenge is designed to be completed by individuals working as a team to cover each year's distance (2022 will be 2,022 miles) by either hand-cycling, cycling, wheelchair pushing, swimming, walking, jogging, running, rowing or paddling (canoeing, kayaking or paddle-boarding).

We are inviting the 5 million students, and staff, at every UK university and college to unite with us in support of young adult and student mental health.


Rowing Clubs throughout the UK are very welcome to take on the BRIT Challenge and rowers can complete their team's 2,022 mile target on rowing machines or on the water. We hope they will choose Love Rowing as the second charity of their choice to raise funds for, alongside BRIT.


“British Rowing is delighted to continue to support the British Inspiration Trust (BRIT) and their inspiring annual BRIT Challenge initiative to support student and young adult mental health and fitness.

It’s great to see so many current and retired Olympic and Paralympic Champions getting involved, acknowledging and being fully supportive of student and young adult mental health and their fundraising efforts. It also helps to destigmatise mental health and raise awareness of the challenges faced by many students and young adults.

It is fantastic that the BRIT Challenge has been designed to be inclusive and therefore enables students and staff of all abilities to participate, including adaptive rowing. With indoor and outdoor rowing as just two of the ways that students and young adults can take part and add distance to each team’s 2,022 mile targets. Whether it be at their local gym, on campus, at home or at their local rowing club, I hope university and college rowers will take on the BRIT Challenge and choose Love Rowing as their second charity to raise funds for, alongside BRIT.

Good luck to everyone that takes part”.

Helen Rowbotham Director of Rowing Community and Strategy, British Rowing

We are inviting Olympians, Paralympians, sports personalities, adventurers and explorers to join our BRIT Ambassador family and support young adult mental health throughout the UK.


BRIT are keen to promote rowing as an adaptive sport and have been overwhelmed by the kindness from Olympic and Paralympic rowers who are encouraging their fellow athletes to unite with us in order to encourage young adults of all abilities to take part in the BRIT challenge.


BRIT Ambassadors promote the BRIT Challenge at a university or college of their choice, encourage and inspire students and staff to participate, destigmatise mental health and champion equality, diversity and inclusion.


If you are a Rowing Club, please consider registering a team for the BRIT Challenge or encouraging and supporting your local university or college with their team efforts.


For more information on British Rowing, please visit their website.


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