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Ordnance Survey (OS) is asking the nation out on a date on Sunday 29th September – and would love you to bring a friend or family member along too. National GetOutside Day returns this month as part of OS’s GetOutside campaign to get more people enjoying the British outdoors more often.
This year, alongside TV presenter Ben Fogle, trainer to the stars Professor Greg Whyte and endurance athlete Sean Conway, OS is aiming to attract more people outdoors on the same day than ever before by encouraging everybody to invite someone to join them, whether that be for a walk, a picnic, a run, a bike ride, climbing a hill or anything else taking place outside.
Thousands of people have already signed up to take part through webpage www.os.uk/getoutsideday and joined one of six regional teams representing the country. GetOutside day coincides with some new OS research which asks are you a linear or a looper? The research looked at more than 150,000 routes.
Aston spoke to Professor Greg Whyte OBE, physical activity expert, sports scientist, former athlete and Rob Andrews, ordnance survey spokesperson to discuss the research as well as what they’re aiming for National GetOutside Day 2019.