North Coast 500 by bicycle, solo, unsupported

Wed 22nd August 2018 at 07.00 - Sun 26th August 2018 - 19.00

To Raise Money For WaterAid and LifeStraw

Message from Stuart Jackson, member of the Rotary Club of Burford and Kingham:

I have been planning to cycle the North Coast 500* for a few weeks now and have recently been training with some road cycling and gym work. Initially, I wasn't going to do the ride to raise money, but last week I attended the funeral of Roger Smith who was the past president of the Rotary Club of Burford and Kingham. He was a friend and client of mine for many years. Roger's favourite charity, which he supported and promoted for many years, was WaterAid, which provides clean drinking water in drought and disaster struck areas of the world. So in memory and tribute to Roger, please donate (to the Rotary Club's charity account) in support of my cycle ride. I guarantee that all the money raised will be shared equally between WaterAid and LifeStraw.

(*503.7miles with 30461feet of climbing!)

I will cycle the "North Coast 500" in 5 days, setting off from Inverness to the west coast of Scotland; then I'll turn north towards the north-west corner of Scotland; then east to John O'Groats and then south, back to Inverness. I will be doing this on my trusty bicycle, unsupported and on my own. You can get an idea of how much stuff I will take with me from the picture of my bag-laden bike! The main picture (above) shows a LifeStraw fitted inside a drinking bottle - the "Lifestraw Go".

LifeStraw website:

LifeStraw is a device which filters bacteria and parasites from contaminated water as you drink through it, therby making the water safe to drink.

I will be using a LifeStraw on the ride to provide me with water which I will take from ditches, puddles and streams!

This text is from the WaterAid website:

This text is from the WaterAid website:
WaterAid has teams in 34 countries across the world, working with our partners to transform millions of lives every year by improving access to clean water, toilets and hygiene.
...since 1981, we’ve reached 24.9 million people with clean water.
In the last 35 years, we’ve gone from strength to strength to become one of the most respected organisations dealing solely with water, sanitation and hygiene issues.

WaterAid website:

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