On June 17th 2012 I bounced 4 miles miles on a Space Hopper along Gwithian Beach in Cornwall. Yes, I looked a complete and utter muppet but there was in fact a reason for doing so!

The World Land Trust is a charity close to my heart. They buy areas of natural land in order to preserve them and the species which live within them, and therefore encourage the natural ecosytem. For every £100 an acre of land can be saved in areas such  Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Mexico (part of Buy an Acre) WLT also purchase and protect threatened Orang-utan habitat in Borneo, wildlife corridors for Elephants in India and grasslands in Kenya (Special Appeals). For more information, please head to

This event was an official Guinness World Records(TM)   Attempt! The record I shall be attempted to break was the Furthest Distance Travelled on a Space Hopper in 24 Hours - which currently stands at 3.11miles (5km). I bounced for 2hours and 20minutes and bounce for 4 miles! Unofficially therefore I have completed the challenge, but in 6-8 weeks I will be able to let you know if it has been made official! (If you mention this event anywhere, please avoid mentioning the fact it is a record attempt in the headline and only include it in the body of the text. Never use the logo and always have the registered trademark symbol after the name Guinness World Records(TM). This is to avoid breaching copyright licensing laws. Thank you very much!)


You can follow how my efforts are going on Twitter! @spacehopperrog

Also, I'm now on Facebook!

So please, dig deep - and look out for passing boys on space hoppers!


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See some video footage of my attempt here!

07/07/12 12:12

I completed the challenge! It took just 2hours and 20minutes! In 6-8 weeks it should also be an official Guinness World Record(TM) but it is still a waiting game to see if it is approved. Currently though the record is unofficially mine! Video footage will be uploaded soon!

01/07/12 11:24

Raising money for

World Land Trust

World Land Trust

Charity Registration No. 1001291

WLT is an international conservation organisation that takes action to save rainforest and other wildlife habitats. Supported by Sir David Attenborough and working with local organisations in Central and South America, Asia and Africa, WLT has helped protect over 500,000 acres of wildlife habitats.

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Donations 111

Well Done Rodger, its amazing what you've done! x

Donation by Natasha Larkin on 04/07/12


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Hi Roger, I hope you are getting on well at uni. Well done for hopping that far, we were all talking about it in the staff room.

Donation by Elenna Mapp on 26/06/12


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Well done - what an achievement!

Donation by The Barker family on 19/06/12


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You are such a hero, so stoked for you pal. :)

Donation by Andreas James Mann on 19/06/12


Well done. From the Foxley family.

Donation by fiona auster on 18/06/12


Congratulations Roger! You have raised so much money for a worthwhile charity. Well done!

Donation by The Watson family on 18/06/12


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Hey Roger! What a fantastic thing to do. Congratulations!

Donation by Sophie Auster on 18/06/12


Well done Roger, your a legend mate!

Donation by Jack Broadley on 18/06/12


Well done Roger :)

Donation by Becky Woodland on 18/06/12


Congratulations on space-hopping your way to victory!!

Donation by Jen Dyer on 18/06/12


Great committment with the hair and the spacehopping :)

Donation by Matt Houghton on 17/06/12


Well done Roger! Good effort :)

Donation by Rachel Gautry on 17/06/12


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Donation by Anonymous on 17/06/12


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Good luck!

Donation by Tom Frampton on 16/06/12


Better late than never :) xx

Donation by Charlotte Jankowski on 16/06/12


Thank you to Miranda Walter, Mrs Clack and colleagues of my mum for their kind donations!

Donation by Roger Auster on 16/06/12


Thank you very much to Dickie Thompson for her incredibly generous donation for which I am very appreciative.

Donation by Roger Auster on 15/06/12


Good luck for Sunday!! :D

Donation by Jamie Collier on 15/06/12


Thank you very much to Roz Evans and Hannah Fitzjohn for their donations the other day, I'm very much appreciative!

Donation by Roger Auster on 14/06/12


Good luck on Sunday Nana and Grandad [ Warren ]

Donation by Nina Carter on 14/06/12


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Good Luck Roger We will be thinking of you Sunday Julia Paul and Ed Warren

Donation by Julia Warren on 14/06/12


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Great Trust..happy hopping,lets hope it does not go pop on a sharp........... as I am looking forward to seeing your name in print in the 2013 GBWR

Donation by Louise Gregory on 11/06/12

Great effort and great cause Roger. Loving the orange hair, happy hopping!

Donation by Amanda Brealy on 11/06/12


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it's about time i donated! good luck with it. hope you break the record

Donation by Nashira Haston on 11/06/12


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right, so after actually checking if my donation went through from bloody ages ago it turns out my paypal wasn't updated... here's my donation, take 2

Donation by Harry Allard on 07/06/12


Donation summary

  • * Online donations£988.33
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£38.00
  • Total raised£1,026.33
  • Gift Aid£82.83

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