UK360 - Episode 36 - Caroline Pearce

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16 January 2013, 11:47

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Caroline Pearce presents UK360’s very first programme of 2013! We bring you more inspiring stories from the streets, giving a voice to local people and local issues.

January is always a time for resolutions and fresh starts, so what better way to kick off the year than with a motivating health special?


n0tice Winter Cycling
We all know how difficult keeping fit in the winter can be. It’s cold, always raining and in these conditions it’s very tempting to just stay indoors! But now’s the time to break the habit and get out and explore, make a change this year and try something new!

The good people at n0tice have been running a creative campaign to inspire people to venture out into the open and pedal away those winter blues. Join the number of people nationwide that are getting on their bikes and starting to cycle. It’s a great way of staying healthy, having fun and exploring the great outdoors!

Visit to find out all the details and #keepcycling to keep up to date with the project and join the conversation.

UK360 reporter Jeremy Winter
Our very own Jeremy Winter pays a visit to Derek Porter, an 80-year-old man with a passion for running. He has competed around the globe in running competitions and marathons, and has an impressive collection of awards! A lifetime of pentathlon and heptathlon training has taught me a lot about what you need to keep up a high level of fitness. One key aspect of keeping fit is stamina, and this next film has it in abundance.

Longridge Activity Centre
Speaking of previous shows, the UK360 End of Year Special centered on the finalists of various National Lottery Awards, and showcased some of the fantastic projects helping to inspire communities and bring people together. Today we revisit the sports category, and the winner that transformed a rundown campsite into a world-class facility on the banks of the River Thames. Details:

Boxing Clever
Another successful sport for Team GB at the 2012 Olympics was boxing. London 2012 was the first Olympic Games to accept women’s boxing as a sport, and GB’s Nicola Adams proved it was the right decision after she took home gold. Imran Naeem is helping to continue this success in Stockton, using an ethos of respect, discipline, support and friendship to educate young people in the local area.

Westminster Sports Volunteers
Finally today, we all know about the huge impact the volunteer Games Makers had on London 2012, and many who participated are going to do it again for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014. You don’t have to wait for a major championship to get involved in your community though — Sports Makers preceded the Games Makers, each delivering 10 hours of individual voluntary work, which had an impact on their local community and themselves.


We hope this health special gives you some ideas for keeping fit and active in the New Year. If you have a film that showcases exciting or inspiring aspects of your community, email us at and it might be shown in the next programme.

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