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Beeline Britain

CommunityJames Hipkiss

Beeline Britain is arguably one of the last great British adventures.

Beginning in May, a team of four will make the first ever straight-line journey between Land's End and John O'Groats. This unique challenge has never been attempted before and is an audacious take on an iconic UK Journey. The team will be using two tandem sea kayaks, road bikes, mountain bikes and will also be on foot. They will cover a total of 1,100km. So where does the straight line go? Not where you might initially think - it's mostly on the sea. The line skims the western tips of Wales, passes directly through the Isle of Man, the centre of Glasgow and through the Cairngorms, to finally reach John O'Groats.

Come and cheer on the team as they pass Lands End, St Davids Head, Bardsey Island, Holyhead, Isle of Man, Burrow Head, Central Glasgow, Cairngorm Summit, Lossiemouth, Wick, John O Groats. Exact timings and locations will be provided on the team's website. How long is it going to take?

If the team gets perfect weather conditions then it could take 18 days....... Is it for charity? Absolutely!One of the main aims of the challenge is to raise funds for BLESMA, the British Limbless Ex-Servicemans Association and to demonstrate that suffering life changing injuries doesnt have to mean aspiring to less.

To make a donation visit www.justgiving.com/beelinebritainor text LINE59 (amount) to 70070 Who's in the team? Nick Beighton, a Paralympian and former Captain in the Royal Engineers who lost both his legs above the knee when he was struck by an IED explosion in Afghanistan in 2009. Tori James, the first Welsh woman to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. Adam Harmer, senior lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University and professional outdoor instructor at the UKs National Mountain Centre, Plas-y-Brenin. Ian OGrady, RAF helicopter crewman, life-long adventurer and founder of the Beeline Britain concept.

For more information: www.beelinebritain.com Twitter: @beelinebritain Facebook: www.facebook.com/beelinebritain You Tube:http://youtu.be/hSB7WX7ufwU