In July, ten daring cyclists took to the Scottish Highlands to complete an epic 300 mile adventure starting at Glasgow and finishing in Aberdeen. Páramo and Nikwax kitted out cyclist Neil Munro, Fundraising Manager at children’s charity Wide Horizons, to help him complete the challenge.
Cycling over 100-miles a day in the Scottish Highlands, Neil wore a Fuera Ascent Windproof jacket to keep him cool and dry along the route.
Neil and friends, raised more than £4000 for Wide Horizons, Páramo and Nikwax’s ‘First Adventure Days’ campaign. This is an initiative to provide 10,000 adventures for disadvantaged children who have never had an adventure before.
Neil says; “It was possibly the best three days cycle I’ve ever had, as the views were absolutely incredible, but it was also the hardest three days on a bike I’ve ever had as some of the climbs were very steep!”
And how did the Fuera Ascent hold up? “The jacket was brilliant. It was really easy to cycle in as it was so lightweight and was really breathable to wear for the entire three days of riding.”
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
You can take part in your own adventure this October to support the ‘First Adventure Days’ campaign. In teams of 2-4 you will be challenged to bike 37km, run 10km and canoe 3km. You will also get to see the most gorgeous landscapes in the South-East: Bewl Water reservoir, Bedgebury Forest and the Scotney Castle estate.
To find out more go to widehorizons.org.uk/adventurechallenge
or call 0845 600 6567
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Congratulations to Nick Gracie and his formidable team who had a convincing win at the ITERA adventure race in Wales last week. The British round of the Adventure Racing World Championships is a 600km race from the top of Wales to Cardiff – involving kayaking, running up some big mountains, mountain biking the best trails in Wales and a giant zipline reaching speeds over 100mph!
As they prepare for their next race in Ecuador, we wish the team every success – they are riding high and aiming for a podium finish. We’ll be keeping up to speed with their news via Facebook and invite you to visit their page here
For more information, please visit this website www.paramo.co.uk