Eight Point Two


Bike rides and Races
May 24, 2011, 10:06 am
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Last weekend was one of our biggest few days since the company began! We had three big events dotted around the UK in Balfron (Scotland), Buxton (England) and Anglesey (Wales).

First up was the 3rd Whole Hog race to be hosted at Balfron on behalf of Marie Curie www.mariecurie.org.uk . The weather was particularly atrocious with strong winds and plenty of rain! All in all it was pretty tough conditions but it didnt stop the racers from getting stuck in. Once again the 12km route weaved its way up the local mountain Dumgoyne and then back down via a series of water and mud obstacles. Without a doubt the Scottish Whole Hog is one of the finest races in the country and is a serious challenge for anyone up for something different!

Secondly was the Buxton Bike Ride on behalf of the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) http://www.maginternational.org/. This challenging set of rides (3 choices to pick from) all set off from Buxton and weave their way around some of the most scenic and spectacular routes in the UK. Lots of hills and a strong head wind took their toll on some of the riders but the majority battled on and finished!

Finally, our first cycle ride with the RNLI http://www.rnli.org.uk/ took place on Sunday on the Island of Anglesey. Its a beautiful place and the two options (30 and 65 miles) both started from the town of Beaumaris and visited some of the many lifeboat stations which surround the coastline. Not so hilly as the Buxton ride but a great day out all the same!

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