This summer Emma and Sam decided to get to know their local countryside a little more intimately by embarking on ‘The IOW Challenge’ circumnavigating the island 3 ways, raising money for the kids at Khaya Lokukhanya in South Africa.
The challenge sounded simple: Walking, Cycling and Sailing round the IOW in 7 days. (Walking 70 miles in 4 days), cycling (via cycle route 68 in 2 days) and sailing round (in 1 day), all 3 legs to be completed by the end of the Summer holidays.
The Sailing leg was completed earlier in August sailing from Emsworth via Southsea, Ryde Cowes around the needles finishing off back at Ryde and home. A proper adventure. In Em’s own words:
The last weekend we walked all 70 miles (Sam left Em after day 1 with an injury – a blessing as it was hardcore) around the island! The weather was kind some days but brutal too and walking through history and nature was incredible. Its the way to see the island. We completed the cycling this weekend in 8.5 hours over 1.5 days back home for lunchtime! It was an epic ride and the hills seemed SO much bigger on a bike. We are feeling very accomplished and tired!
Thanks to your generosity we have raised over £2,000 for the kids at KL. Click here to share our adventure: Ems IOW Challenge
Emma & Sam x”