A triple-amputee Royal Marine Commando has set off on a 3,000 mile journey around the British coastline to raise money for four charities.
Mark Ormrod lost three limbs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan on Christmas Eve 2007.
He and a team of war veterans and civilians have started the 36-day journey to raise money for the Royal Marine Association, The Royal British Legion, and Semper FI Fund and the British Limbless Ex Service Mens Association.
They have called the challenge the Tour de Forces and Mark knows he will be facing a hard time, saying: "It's going to be tough. It's going to be miserable. But, you know, we'll get through it."
Before the team set off on their first leg, a 140-mile trip from Plymouth to Poole, he was in confident mood: "(It's) quite a lot of milage, quite a lot of distance.
"But we've got a really strong team and a very positve team who are just keen to get out and smash this out and raise a lot of money."
The Tour de Forces challenge was the brainchild of Paul Shearsby.