Here’s a great story from Meg Gregory, who is using one of our tandems for an amazing charity ride with a twist! Chapeau Meg and Family…Good luck! Here is her story in her own words …”
My brother and I have set ourselves for a bit of a giggle. I admit we may have bitten off more than we can chew but as my (older but not necessarily wiser) brother said last week, “It’s pointless doing a challenge you know you can do.”
I have always supported a charity called WaterAid, and in the past I have shaved off all my hair, run a half marathon and held a kids sports day to raise funds for this fantastic charity. I decided I wanted to do a MUCH bigger challenge for them, so have talked my brother into climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon (the UK’s highest peaks in each country) three legged, and cycle the 500 miles between the peaks on a tandem. We can only get a week off work, so there is our challenge!
My amazing kids decided they wanted to be a part of the challenge too, and have pledged to come and climb the last peak of Snowdon with us, along with about 20 other family and friends. My son is 7 and my daughter is 4, so climbing Wales’ highest mountain will be an epic adventure for such little legs.
The tandem we are using for the bike sections of the challenge has been kindly loaned to us from ‘The Tandem Shop’ in Ironbridge.
My brother and I had a practice last week, cycling over to Shropshire and walking up the Wrekin three legged, accompanied by some of our Snowdon team. We had a great day and I have put a few photos in from then.
More info on Megs challenge can be found @ www.justgiving.com/fundraising/letssticktogether if you would like to have a look.
Many thanks for you time,
Kind regards, Meg Gregory