RAF man taking on tough 100km trek

Joe Knight
Joe Knight

A RUGBY-playing RAF pilot is swapping the skies for the streets as he gears up for a gruelling charity trek.

Joe Knight, 22, (pictured) will walk 100 kilometres from London to Brighton in just 24 hours to raise money for St Dunstan’s, a charity which helps blind ex-servicemen and women get their lives back on track.

The challenge takes place next month, starting at Big Ben and ending at Brighton Pier, but despite his high-octane job and his experience with Hastings and Bexhill Rugby Club, Mr Knight is not taking the trek for granted.

The former William parker pupil said: “There are six of us doing it and we will have been doing extra training walks - it is still quite demanding even for people as active as us.

“St Dunstan’s is a really good charity, I have been to the centre and know a few people who are there - its staff do amazing work.”

Visit www.justgiving.com/joe-knight to make a donation.