Adventure planning: Coast to Coast 2017

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Well, this was unexpected.

My sis and I have been concocting a plan to ride across the fine UK next august. from the southern tip (Lands End) to the northern tail (John O’Groats). Approx this…

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Which is gonna be a grand adventure and I am beyond excited for it.

But then, this morning, as I was wandering around the internet, waiting for the caffeine to kick in so that I would be able to get to work when I came across someone talking about this amazing Coast to Coast race in Scotland next September. On a whim, I sent it to my sister,

On a whim, I sent it to my sister, as with a little logistical finagling, we might be able to tack it onto our aforementioned journey.

Of course she replied “OH MAN!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!! LETS DO IT UP!!!!!!!!” and I knew that this was happening.

Why not add another ridiculous challenge to the mix and cross over to another coast?!

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So, we are now signed up to spend one day racing our butts off:

12 km run – 78 km road cycle – 1.6 km kayak – 34 off road cycle – 23 km road cycle – 23 km trail run – 1.6 km kayak.

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This seems like a good idea, right? The best and possibly the worst.

While we haul our bodies over the rugged Highland terrain, we thought it would be a good time to raise funds for Mental Health research.

Mental health is a challenge that millions of people face each year. Depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and suicide touch nearly every family and life.

Unfortunately, there is still much we don’t know about mental health – what causes it and how we can prevent and treat it. MHRUK is a charity funding essential research and the money raised goes directly to research that can make a long-term difference.

So as we get set to pedal, paddle, and amble to our goal, we can all move a little bit closer to making a difference.


This is probably one of the most exciting legs of my “Pedalling for Mental Health” challenge, where I am hoping to raise money for mental health research. If you are able to support this great charity, please donate here (JustGiving) or here (Virgin Money Giving)!

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Total miles logged: 767miles/1,216km

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