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Jason’s Celtic Cycling Adventure!
On the 7th July, 23 year old Jason Hayles will commence his mammoth cycling challenge from Inverness, The Pan Celtic Race 2019.
The Pan Celtic Race is a 1480 mile, 89,143 ft climb, self-supported cycling adventure, journeying through the Celtic Nations of Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
In November last year, Jason’s girlfriend Alayna passed away from a brain tumour , just 8 months following her diagnosis.
Because of her I’ve learnt that if there’s something you want to do in this life, you can’t put it off for the future! We had planned to go to Scotland, bikepacking and travel the world together! But unfortunately that is no longer possible.
When she passed away, I completely lost interest in life, let that be cycling, socializing or everything else for that matter. This was the first time in my life I didn’t know what to do!
So to me the pan celtic isn’t just a 1440mile ride across Scotland, Ireland and Wales.. to me it’s more about reconnecting with Alayna and continuing to live our dreams! Even if it isn’t as we planned it.
The route starts in the Highlands of Scotland and takes the riders on an epic adventure along coastal roads and awe-inspiring mountain views. The riders then head to Belfast to discover Ireland’s East Coast and ancient landmarks. Finally the riders journey over to Fishguard, Wales, through wild Celtic countryside to finish in the Seaside town of Llandudno.
We are totally blown away that Jason has chosen to do this in aid of The Wight Brainy Bunch. The challenge will take him approximately two weeks and we’d like to wish him the very best of luck and look forward to following his progress.
To support Jason, please visit his fundraising page HERE