On Saturday, 11th June, Webb Yates Engineers will be crossing the country by cycling, running and kayaking the 220km between Tower Bridge in London and the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol. The route is comprised of 9 legs, including a 50mile cycle, 10mile run and 4mile kayak, and each member of our team will complete a minimum of 3.
It's a challenge that involves intense exercise, military style logistics and around 14 hours in a cramped minibus. The journey will be perilous as we encounter canal barges, potholes and Reading along the way.
We are taking part in this challenge to raise money to support Practical Action, a charity whose aim is “to use technology to challenge poverty”. By working with local communities in more than 40 developing countries across the world, sharing skills, knowledge and experience, Practical Action aims to find practical solutions to the problems communities face. As well as improving access to energy resources, clean water, sanitation and food, Practical Action uses technology to help reduce vulnerability to disasters and uses their knowledge to help inform policy changes that can make a real difference to people’s lives.
It is a charity we have supported for several years and continue to wholeheartedly support. If you would like to read more about Practical Action please visit their website: http://practicalaction.org/