I cycled the 128km Great Glen way from Inverness to Fort William over two days completing it is 16 hours all in. I took on the challenge to raise funds for Diabetes UK as it is an illness that has affected my family
Dave cycled the Great Glen for Diabetes UK.
In 2014 I lost one of my closest family members - my Uncle (William Barrett) and decided to do this in memory of him. He had Type 1 diabetes and in time this caused other complications including loss of sight and kidney problems which lead to his passing.
My Grandpa also had Type 1 diabetes and it was because of losing these two family members that I hoped to raise some awareness and funds to try to help with preventions against this illness.
The cycle came about when a friend of mine asked if I fancied doing the Great Glen.
We then decided we would do it for charity and picked two causes which were close to our hearts and because family members had experienced hard times.
The cycle was tough going especially on day one from Drumnadrochit to Invermoriston where we chose to take the high route through the hills. This was more a walking route, but we pushed to complete the ride to arrive in Fort Augustus for our stop over.
On the second day the cycle was slightly less hilly but still hard on the legs. When we finally arrived in Fort William it felt like a good achievement to complete the 128km.
I am sure my uncle would have been proud of me.