Beeline Britain - fundraising and adventure

Adam Harmer and Beeline Britain
Adam Harmer and Beeline Britain

On Monday local man Adam Harmer will be leaving Land’s End in a team of four to travel to John O’Groats. But they are going the hard way - in a straight line.

They will need to contend with water and land during this challenge and will be using kayaks, bicycles and - when all else fails - their feet.

Adam is a seasoned adventurer who is an extreme kayaker and Senior Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores, but grew up in Ninfield and was a student at Claverham and junior footballer with Bexhill Town FC. He currently works at Plas y Brenin, the National Mountain Centre, and last year won the tough kayak race known as the Yukon 1,000.

His brother Ben is also a sportsman, as a golfer, who is currently preparing for the Welsh Golf Championships in July.

The Beeline Britain team includes Nick Beighton, a serving soldier and Paralympian, who lost both legs in Afghanistan, Ian O’Grady is a serving RAF Crewman, and Tori James was the first British woman to summit Everest.

They are trying to raise money for the limbless veterans charity, BLESMA.

Beeline Britain will involve an ambitious 100 hours in a kayak, 34 hours on a bike and more than 12 hours on foot, covering around 1100 km and taking in St David’s Head, Holyhead, Isle of Man, Burrow Head, central Glasgow, Cairngorm Summit, Lossiemouth and Wick.

The challenge, supported by The Endeavour Fund (created by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry), will raise money for BLESMA, the charity for limbless servicemen and women and their families. To donate, text Line59 and £1 or your chosen amount, to 70070.

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