Beeline Britain

One of the Last Great British Adventures…….

Swapping paddles for peddles

Another leg complete as the Beeline Britain team reach mainland Scotland. Their arduous journey continues in the same vain as it began, with great excitement and a strong will to complete this mammoth journey.

The team left the very north tip of the Isle of Man at 1800h Monday evening in high spirits as they looked to reach the Isle of Whithorn in southern Scotland from Point of Ayre by sea kayaking for another 5 and a half hours.

They reached their destination late on Monday evening at 2330h and were elated to have reached mainland Scotland, where they will now be swapping paddles for peddles, cycling through the Isle of Whithorn today and through the stunning Galloway Forest where they will end up in Dalmelington.

The Team on their 100km cycle today

The Team on their 100km cycle today

The beautiful weather Scotland has provided has helped the team no end, from bringing perfect cycling conditions to getting people out and engaging with the team, the interest so far has been overwhelming. Even at the first lunch stop the Scottish people came out, were inquisitive, friendly and incredibly generous. The support already has been incredible.

The team are thrilled to be heading towards and then through the city of Glasgow, the home of the Commonwealth Games. After holding the Queen’s Baton in North Wales Adam Harmer, one of the Beeline Britain team said; “it’s incredible to be cycling through the host city of the Commonwealth Games this year and the place where the Queen’s Baton is going to finish. Seeing all of the sights of Glasgow and the arenas the games are going to take place in will be really special.”

Nick Beighton working digging deep through Galloway Forest

Nick Beighton working digging deep through Galloway Forest

They are fully immersed in to the second half of their expedition and donations are still mightily important, the team are digging deep so tell everybody you know to dig deep as well, thank-you for your continued wonderful support.

Again, never forget donations can be made to BLESMA by texting “Line 59” to 70070 or go to

You can follow the teams progress on their live tracker at or on and their progress will be updated on twitter @beelinebritain and

2 comments on “Swapping paddles for peddles

  1. Jennie Harmer
    June 3, 2014

    Well done again. Have a well earned rest tonight. Love and hugs to you all.

  2. shelagh lumsden
    June 4, 2014

    Anne met up with them in Dumfriesshire…she says that they all look tired…but doing so well. They are cycling into Glasgow today, hope they get a good reception. Anne had been on a sea kayaking course near to Fort William but met up with them all last night and she is staying today and tonight to give Adam some support. They are doing so well but it us hard going. Nick is doing an amazing job cycling. Another week to the finish, fingers crossed! X

    Sent from my iPad


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