Weʼve raised £2,712 to Help fund me to handcycle around the Scottish Islands and inspire others to get out there and take on their own adventures
- Funded on Friday, 1st July 2022
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Change of plans:
For those who have donated already, and those who would like to donate, the original plans to handcycle across Southern Africa have had to change as our support team/tour company have, basically, run off with our money.
Not one to ever be kept down for long, I have decided to embark on a different adventure where I will cycle a route which takes in as many of the Scottish islands as I can. This is a very different adventure but one that I am super excited about as it will give me the chance to get to know my home country so much better, and on three wheels!
I still plan to undertake this adventure in April/May and will update soon with more information on the route I will be taking.
Thank you again o everyone for your support, donations and encouragement and I look forward to sharing the new plans with you very soon.
I have Spina-Bifida and had a below knee amputation when I was 18. I use a wheelchair on a daily-basis and neither of these things are who I am. They are aspects of my daily life and always will be, but I am inherently an adventurous person who likes to push myself to see what I am capable of. I returned to university 4 years ago and graduated from The University of Edinburgh with an MA in education and focused my research on Outdoor Education and the Inclusion of Disabled Participants. After graduation I moved from Scotland to West Yorkshire where I work for an organisation called Experience Community (www.experiencecommunity.co.uk) and we facilitate disabled people into getting outdoors and enjoying nature. Handcycling has been a passion of mine for the last 7 years and has always taken me to places I could otherwise never have been able to get to and is now going to allow me to have the adventure of a lifetime.
- 2 years ago
Neil Russell2 years ago
Thanks you so much for all your support. All of this makes it harder for me to say that I have chosen to withdraw from this adventure, and I have done my best to explain the reasons in the post I have put up on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CWiC0JzIk-R/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Please get in touch if you want to arrange a refund of your money or if you have any questions.
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May 31, 2022
Well done Neil
May 21, 2022
Great to meet you at Balinoe. What you are doing is an inspiration. Say hello to your support 'team' (Dad) as well.
Linda & Jill
May 3, 2022
Have a great trip
Janice and Murray Small
May 3, 2022
Have a blast Neil and Jess. Great to meet you on Arran. Will follow your adventures.
May 2, 2022
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Apr 26, 2022
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Feb 8, 2022
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I'm a 36 year old handcyclist from Scotland, now living and working in West Yorkshire. I've had a disability all my life and want to show and share my adventures with others so they too know that disability doesn't have to stop you finding a way to do the things you want to do.