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Charity challenge at work

Postby gogs11uk » Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:55 pm



Heading off on Friday morning for the long treck from Inverness in the north of Scotland for deepest darkest Wales with a few people from work. We have a team of four guys attempting to reach the three highest peaks in the United Kingdom. Me, being built for comfort and not for speed, have offered to be part of their support team and driving, cooking etc during the journey and also doing a lot of the fundraising. We have 2 drivers in all plus one of the girls from work as mother hen, helping organise us all.

The peaks in question are Snowdon in Wales, then drive to Scafell Pike in the Lake District and an overnight drive up to Fort William in the west of Scotland to take in Ben Nevis. All this has to be completed within one 24 hour period and includes all the driving. We should get home around lunchtime on Sunday all going well.

We are raising funds for the Help 4 Heroes charity which supports our wounded armed forces.

If anyone wants to donate just go to the online site at http://www.bmycharity.com/hmpinverness

Then on Thursday after that, I'm on the bike and off down to Silverstone Race Circuit for a few days to the World Superbikes racing. A 1000 mile round trip with my kid bro and 2 guys from work. A good mix of bikes on the trip. Me on the 1800 wing, my bro on an Africa Twin, a m8 on a TDM900 and last but not least another m8 on a triumph Rocket 3 2.3 litre. He needs every bit of it as he is around 6ft 7 and 24 stone....

Going to be a busy week or two but hopefully the weather wil improve and be worth every bit of it.


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Re: Charity challenge at work

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:59 pm

Sounds like a magnificent trip! Just about this time last year, I was in the Lake District for a week, then Edinburgh, and then Inverness for another week, cruising up and down the Lochs. Just such a beautiful place.

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Re: Charity challenge at work

Postby gogs11uk » Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:01 pm

i remember that. Wish you had got in touch and you could have added riding a wing in scotland to your tally.......maybe next time..

Glad you had a good time over here but from memory the weather wasn't the best for you.

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Re: Charity challenge at work

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:03 pm

Oh, right, of course, that was you I was talking to about it. We had a couple days of rain (it WAS Scotland after all), but for the most part it was quite nice.

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Re: Charity challenge at work

Postby gogs11uk » Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:12 pm

Yep, I was that guy....

If you had stayed here longer you would have webbed feet by now. This must be one of the wettest summers we have had yet.

Still managing to get out on the bike though between the showers....lol

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Re: Charity challenge at work

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:08 am

Not us here this year! We've had weeks and weeks of 95+ degree weather, with no appreciable rain at all for weeks. My lawn looks like a hayfield ready for harvest.

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Re: Charity challenge at work

Postby gogs11uk » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:29 am

We got up to 24C and now it's back down to 17'ish today. Long range forecast is reasonalbe for the bike racing weekend so fingers crossed it's ok.




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