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Tweet Thursday 16th May 2019

Mike Bushell BBC One Breakfast Sports Presenter takes part in orienteering!

Celebrating our sport of orienteering!

Today sees the start of World Orienteering Day & Week  -  and you are invited to join in the fun!

BBC Breakfast's Mike Bushell tries out orienteering, where you find your way from one point to another using only a map, a compass and your brain, with the winner being the person who reaches the end first.

Watch how Mike gets on here.

BBC Breakfast's Mike Bushell

Today and throughout the week it would be great if you could help us to generate some momentum throughout the day via social media using #WorldOrienteeringDay and mentioning British Orienteering or @GBROrienteering

The events are taking place in cities, parks, forests and in school yards and people of all ages are encouraged to take part. Orienteering is a go-to sport for all ages and fitness abilities.

In the UK, orienteering events are taking place throughout today and throughout the week. 
Local orienteering clubs and schools across the country are encouraging newcomers to “have a go!” and try the sport of orienteering. Orienteering clubs are encouraging all those people who have already tried orienteering maybe in their school years to come along and have a go. Likewise, these events are a great way to find out more about the sport with the opportunity to take part in simple navigation.

The aim is to get as many people orienteering here in the UK and across the world and help establish an “Official International Orienteering Federation Record” for the participation in World Orienteering Day.

How are you planning to get involved and support World Orienteering Week?

There are plenty of ways to join in with all of the UK Orienteering fun!
Take part in the events that are already planned to take place across the UK.

Check out this list of club activities and events.
There are more events listed on the world map - click on the UK and find more events near you here.

Be part of it! For more information about World Orienteering Day visit

For more information about other orienteering activities, please visit

BBC Sport Get Inspired handy guide on how to get into orienteering.