On the 14th June 2014 three members of Helyx SIS Ltd will set off from Lands End to cycle the 880 miles to John O’Groats to raise funds for two charities – STOLL and MapAction. Their route will take them through St Austell, to Oakhampton and Bristol via Taunton, before heading North through Gloucester. Past Birmingham their route winds through Warrington up to Kendal and Carlisle and thereon into Scotland. The route through Scotland will take in the shores of Loch Lomand and Loch Ness, though Inverness before the final stretch through Wick before finishing at John O’Groats on 21 June 2014.
The gruelling eight days will involve an average of 110 miles cycling and an average elevation gain of 5660 feet each day. The Helyx team will cycle between 7-8 hours every day, carr
The Helyx cycling team will consist of Howard Wilding, Patrick Fryer and Ben Drinkwater, support will be provided by their very own ‘White Van Man’, Nick Sutherland, who will transport bike spares, camping equipment and provide support for accidents and emergencies.ying whatever they need to complete each day’s ride with minimal support. The 880 miles that the Helyx team will cycle equates to an elevation higher than Mount Everest or the combined heights of the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales (Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdon) four times over.
Helyx are delighted to be supporting two charities that reflect
our background as a company providing geospatial services into the defence and national security sectors; STOLL look after the welfare needs of ex-Servicemen and Service women and has provided housing and support to Veterans since 1916. MapAction deploys mapping experts to support the immediate response to natural disasters, it does this by providing geographic information systems and map data that can be used to plot data and analyse the ground. The resulting products are a critical to the coordination of the many government and non-Government Organisations and agencies taking part in the relief effort.
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