With just one day to go until the Aviva Tour of Britain 2015 kicks off Ordnance Survey want you to #GetOutside and become champions of their new campaign.

Ordnance Survey have launched the #GetOutside campaign to urge people off the sofa and enjoy the outdoors, after worrying research showed walking to be on the decline in Great Britain. 

The results suggested a quarter of the British public won’t walk anywhere that takes over 15 minutes with almost 70% never walking to the shops.

As a result OS are on the look out for inspirational adventurers that are passionate and enthusiastic about Britain and are great at motivating others to get out there and enjoy it. 

So what better time to get involved than with the Aviva Tour of Britain just around the corner!

The chosen champions will have the opportunity to take part in photo-shoots and a year-long series of events with OS’s ambassadors including wildlife presenter and naturalist Steve Backshall.

“I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world with my job, and Britain is up there as one of the most beautiful and interesting countries to discover and explore” said Backshall.

“Britain is amazing, and OS is giving people who have a passion for being outside a fantastic chance to share that enthusiasm with others and to get them loving and caring for it, too. 

“There’s no excuse. If you love being outside and wonder why others are not getting outside more too, then as an OS champion you’ll have the opportunity to do something about it.”

The champions will also be given exclusive access to OS products before anyone else and will be able to take part in product trials. 

Also included will be full access to OS’s latest digital mapping product OS Maps, which includes all OS Landranger and OS Explorer maps, and an exclusive #GetOutside champions clothing bundle, £200 cash sponsorship and a special discount on all goods sold in OS’s online shop.

With the Aviva Tour of Britain spending eight consecutive days travelling around the British Isles there is no excuse not to #GetOutside and witness some world class sporting action in the UK’s largest professional bike race.

Time to get yourselves some fresh air, bring your friends and family along and cheer on the world’s best cyclists as they make their way through your local roads.

People can nominate themselves to be a #GetOutside champion or someone they know here

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