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Discovery Travel & Living to premiere 'Long Way Round Week' on 16 January

MUMBAI: Lifestyle channel Discovery Travel and Living will telecast Long Way Round Week on 16 January. The channel will air the adventure show featuring actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman from 16 to 20 January at 9 pm.

Setting off in London, the three-month trip takes Ewan and Charley through some of the most beautiful, and at times dangerous, terrain the world has to offer. Crossing over into mainland Europe, they rode through France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Siberia, Alaska, Canada before arriving at their final destination, New York City, USA, states an official release.

Riding motorbikes and surviving in the wilderness requires a tremendous amount of strength, energy and stamina. Self confessed couch potatoes, Ewan and Charley enlisted a personal trainer to get them as fit as possible and ready to go. Besides this, they undertook in-depth training courses and intensive route planning research to insure they were fully prepared for departure.

Other activities that they trained in included hostile environment training, advanced first aid/medical, bushcraft and survival training, bike maintenance and global positioning systems.

Close friends Ewan and Charley have also acted in many memorable films. McGregor is one of Britain's most successful movie actors and his films include Star Wars I and II, Moulin Rouge, Big Fish, Down With Love and Young Adam. Charley has acted in The Bunker, On Edge, Cash in Hand, The Serpents Kiss, Cannes Man and Nemo.

Their on screen magnetism has already made the early footage from pre-event training compelling viewing. Following these five episodes, it will air every Sunday, starting 22nd Jan at 9 pm until March.

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