A 43-year-old Scottish businessman has Scottish farmers and food suppliers on board as he aims to row across the Atlantic.

Henry Cheape will use Scottish produce to help fuel a solo 3000-mile row across the Atlantic. The businessman is out to prove he can sustain his daily intake of 6000 calories on just local produce when he embarks on an epic solo adventure in December this year aboard the PollyAnne, an R25 rowing boat that won her class for the 2022 Atlantic race.

In order to take on the World’s Toughest Row – which will see Henry join other adventurers on the unsupported trans-Atlantic row from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua – Henry and his team studied a rigorous process of calorie calculation which not only will sustain the huge challenge with a calorie count just under 6000 Kcal per day but will also offer a variety of flavours and textures.

Henry aims to raise £250,000 for conservation and environment charities and promote the importance of sustainability.