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Closed 01/07/2022

raised of £3,500 target by 52 supporters

    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.


    About me:

    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 ( 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.



    • Neil Russell2 years ago
      Neil Russell

      Neil Russell

      2 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: Please get in touch if you want to arrange a refund of your money or if you have any questions.

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    • Sarah


      May 31, 2022

      Well done Neil


    • Paul Davy

      Paul Davy

      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

      Linda & Jill

      May 3, 2022

      Have a great trip


    • Janice and Murray Small

      Janice and Murray Small

      May 3, 2022

      Have a blast Neil and Jess. Great to meet you on Arran. Will follow your adventures.


    • Anonymous


      May 2, 2022


    • Nicole & Dan from ‘merika

      Nicole & Dan from ‘merika

      Apr 26, 2022

      Postcards or it didn’t happen!


    • Eleanor


      Feb 8, 2022

      Pob lwc!


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    Neil Russell

    Neil Russell

    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.

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