Team GB and Toyota launch ‘The Journey’ docuseries on YouTube

Team GB and Toyota have joined forces to launch a new four-part docuseries, ‘The Journey’, that takes fans inside the lives of four athletes on their journey to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Toyota is the Worldwide Official Mobility Partner of the International Olympic Committee and the series reflects the company’s mission to support athletes to achieve their goals. The series features cyclist Dame Laura Kenny, the most successful female Olympian in British history; double Commonwealth gold medal-winning diver, Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix; reigning Commonwealth and former World Champion gymnast, Giarnni Regini-Moran; and Roxanne Milliner, aka B-Girl Roxy, who is aiming to become the first Team GB female ‘breaker’ when the sport makes its Olympic debut at Paris 2024. (Breaking is a dance sport that blends urban dance with athleticism and will feature at the Olympics for the first time at Paris 2024.)

The first episode, which launched yesterday on YouTube, features Milliner’s story. Born and raised in Streatham, south London, Milliner discovered her love of breaking as a teenager. She said: “As a kid, I was very competitive. I started out with trampolining and used to compete for Great Britain. There are a lot of gymnasts who go into breaking because of the similarities in a lot of the movement, so, I got really good, really quickly.”

Her path has been far from smooth. When she was 15 she broke a bone in her back and didn’t know if she’d be able to walk again. She said: “Looking back, I realise that breaking was my way of expressing myself and dealing with the pain. It was horrible, but I think that’s where the best breakers come from. When I’m feeling happy, I dance differently to when I’m heartbroken. I think when I’m heartbroken, I break the best.”

Episode one of The Journey is live on Team GB’s YouTube and can be viewed here: The three other episodes will be released over the next few weeks.