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Mike Lewus


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My story

[p][b]i) My Details[/b][/p][p]I work as a technical advisor at the British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA), Sheffield.[/p][p][b]ii) Background to the Event ?[/b][/p][p]During a first trip of discovery to the Scottish Highlands and Western Islands 10 years ago I found myself amazed by the beauty of the Scottish landscape. After many more extensive driving campaigns I added sailing, cycling and kayaking to my modes of transport because of the increased accessibility these give to the beautiful nooks and crannies that abound in the Scottish Western isles. I return to Scotland as much as possible and at the moment I'm on the Scottish mainland and islands for 1 week every month; next year I'm planning to spend half my time there. [/p][p]Fast forward 10 years after my first trip to Scotland; last October I cycled 120 miles from Stornoway (Isle of Lewis) to Castle Bay (Isle of Barra) just for a personal challenge and the opportunity to explore potential sea kayaking areas. After finishing the trip I immediately began to consider a bigger challenge. A logical extension of my first Outer Hebrides cycling trip was to cycle the entire length of the island string from Port of Ness, the northerly most point on Lewis, to Vatersay, as far south as south can go - for game of thrones addicts, and back again, a total of 350 miles. Though I’m primarily cycling for the fun of exploration and fitness, I thought I may as well use my outdoor activities to help others less fortunate, hence the charity dimension and this 'Hebrides4Hearts&Minds' cycle tour. [/p][p]Two charities I’m keen to support because the conditions the charities aim to alleviate have affected family and friends are:-[/p][p]BHF (British Heart Foundation)[/p][p]&[/p][p]SANE (mental health charity)[/p][p][b]iii) My Cycle Route[/b][/p][p]See the attached map below for the route I plan to cycle during 16th to 25th April 2019, with 26th and 27th April left spare for contingencies. Sections of the route are labelled 1 to 9 and will be covered in number order. The route will pass through:[/p][p][i]Stornoway[/i][/p][p][i]Port of Ness[/i][/p][p][i]Callanish[/i][/p][p][i]Tarbert[/i][/p][p][i]Leverburgh[/i][/p][p][i]Berneray[/i][/p][p][i]Lochmaddy[/i][/p][p][i]Lochboisdale[/i][/p][p][i]Polochar[/i][/p][p][i]Eriskay[/i][/p][p][i]Castle Bay[/i][/p][p][i]Vatersay[/i][/p][p][i]and all the way back to Stornoway ![/i][/p][p][b]iv) A Message for the Reader[/b][/p][p]Any donation is greatly appreciated. If you prefer not to donate online an alternative is to sponsor me. Simply email me at mlewus@blueyonder.co.uk.[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

16 Apr 2019



UKF Stainless Ltd - Phil Morris

Best of luck Mike - UKF Stainless Limited




Good luck Mike

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Pete McD

What a fantastic challenge for 2 great causes. Good luck and dont forget the vaseline !!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Kirsty Davies-Chinnock

Fabulous charity Mike! Hope you enjoy the scenery. Best wishes from all at PPS




Best of luck I know you will achieve your goal and help many.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid