Treatt's World Tour of Scotland which will be taking place this weekend. Ken and Barry will be cycling The North Coast 500 (NC500) non-stop, supported by Rob and Bruce to raise money for MIND Charity.
The North Coast 500 was set up in 2015 by the North Highland Initiative (NHI) in order to promote economic growth. Since its inception the NC500 has become a challenge to endurance cyclists, with most spending two weeks tackling the single-track roads that require over 40,000ft of ascent to complete over a distance of 500 miles. In 2015 Mark Beaumont, the record holder for cycling around the world in 78 days, completed the NC500 on a bicycle non-stop in less than 40 hours. In 2016 James McCallum, Commonwealth Bronze Medallist, smashed it out non-stop in less than 32 hours.
Over the last 3 years, our Team Treatt cyclists have raised more than £10,000 for charity by various events. Year One was the Coast to Coast with 140 miles in one day and last year was London – Edinburgh – London (LEL) which was 870 miles in 104 hours. This year they will be taking on the coastal North Highlands route which will be 500 miles.
Mind is a mental health charity who provide advice and support to help those struggling with mental health problems. After hearing how MIND has positively impacted friends, colleagues and their families after LEL it was decided that this was another fantastic opportunity to raise money for.
To read more about Ken, Barry, Rob and Bruce’s adventure and for any donations please follow the link: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=NC500TeamTreatt&isTeam=true