Media Reports

Below is a collection of media reports relating to my Legacy Project in memory of my brother Garai Makaya, who passed away in a skydiving accident on 11th February 2017. I have taken on a series of grueling endurance fitness world record challenges to highlight this project and raise funds for a new charitable foundation in Garai’s memory.


ITV News Reports 17 & 18 March 2023:

The first 2 minutes of the video embedded below show the two ITV News reports during and after my successful 24-Hour Squats World Record Attempt.

ITV News Report on 26 September 2020:

My breaking of the 24 hour chin-ups world record was covered live by ITV Anglia news on 26 September 2020. You can read the interview on this link to the ITV website or watch the IVT News Report Below:

BBC News Report 22 June 2018:

The Media Launch for both the Double End to End World Record Attempt and The 2018 Longest Ride Challenge.

BBC News Report 12 July 2018:

Post-ride interview, after achieving the New World Record for riding twice across Britain (from Land’s End to John o’Groats & back) on an elliptical bike.


ITV News Interview 25 September 2020:

This ITV News interview took place during the first 12-hours of my 24-Hour Chin-Ups World Record attempt and was taken from a section of my Chin-Ups World Record Full Video Blog.

BBC 3 Counties Radio Interview 25 June 2018:

This BBC Three Counties Radio interview took during Day 2 of the Double End to End World Record ride (taken from a section of the Ride For Garai Full Video Blog) and it gives a complete outline of The 2018 Longest Ride Challenge & Documentary Project

Runners World September 2018 Issue:

Milton Keynes Citizen 19 July 2018:

Milton Keynes Citizen Article (see an online summary here).

Northampton Chronicle & Echo 19 July 2018:

Northampton Chronicle & Echo LEJOG-JOGLE 19 July 2018 Article.

Arrivee Magazine September 2018 Issue:

Global ElliptiGO Riders Club Authentic & Inspiring Award (20 Oct 2018):

The 2018 Longest Ride Challenge received the Authentic & Inspiring Award from The Global ElliptiGO Riders Club, in a ceremony which took place at the 2018 World Championships of Elliptical Cycling. The Makaya Family was in attendance to receive the award on behalf of the late Garai Makaya (and all the athletes who took supported the challenge – either by completing their lifetime longest rides and/or by making donations to the documentary film project). More information about the event and the awards ceremony can be found in this article (and a few photos from the event are shown below).

ElliptiGO Inc. News Announcement & Press Release:

Click here to read the Rider of The Month report by ElliptiGO Inc.

Milton Keynes Citizen Report 14 November 2019:

In 2019 my goal was to break the world record for the most pull-ups done in a 24 hour period. The task required me to exceed 7,600 pull-ups in 24 hours, nearly 6 reps every minute! Here is an announcement in the Milton Keynes Citizen outlining the challenge.

BBC Three Counties Radio Interview 18 November 2019:

My post-event interview after attempting to break the 24 hour pull-ups world record on 16-17 November 2019.

Milton Keynes Citizen Report 14 September 2020:

This is a report from the Milton Keynes Citizen announcing my September 2020 Chin-Ups world record attempt.

Milton Keynes Citizen Report 28 September 2020:

This is a second report from the Milton Keynes Citizen announcing my successful 24-Hour Chin-Ups world record attempt (during which I beat the 2016 record of 5,094 chin-ups by 246 reps and set a new world record of 5,340 chin-ups).

MKFM Website Story 28 September 2020:

This report was posted by MKFM about my 24-hour chin-ups world record.

SWNS Online News Report 29 September 2020:

This 2-min interview was filmed by SWNS News Agency two days after I broke the 24-hour chin-ups world record on 26th September 2020. In the discussion I go into a bit more detail about what it was like doing chin-ups for 24 hours, the reasons why I did it – and where I hope to take this project. If you’d like to hear a bit more about this project, in my own words, please do have a listen!

Daily Mirror 30 September 2020: