It is with get pleasure and excitement... (intake of breath)... that I announce... (drum roll)... team GB's main sponsor in this year's X-Alps race. Duracell will be powering our team, in some cases literally, in this year's X-Alps.
As you know, Duracell are renowned as a leading manufacturer of exceptionally high quality and long life batteries. From flying instruments to head torches and phones to radios we'll have a plethora of gadgets that will need constant power and Duracell will obviously be taking care of all that. Most significantly for us Duracell are also backing us by providing our team vehicle for this years race. It will be somewhat bigger than in 2011, and it will be the HQ for Tom and Dad in the race.
However, rumours that Tom will have to wear a pink bunny outfit for the entire duration of the race are entirely unfounded!
I'm very happy Duracell are supporting us in this way and I'm very grateful to the team there for their belief in us - I'm sure we are going to have a lot of fun together!