Exploring the whisky world on two wheels
Rising from the metaphoric ashes of the Covid lockdowns, the Whisky Ventures Ride was born:
"Having been cooped up for so long when my life and work often revolved around travelling was mentally very difficult. During those months of endless laps around my village I thought about past adventures around the World and how I wanted to get back to them, but now having children meant other responsibilities. So could I create a major challenge/adventure, but closer to home.
After moving to Scotland in 2011, I have certainly become a fan of the amber nectar the country is famous for. The varieties and styles achieved from just three ingredients is mesmerising to me. Bringing together my passion for travel and adventure, with the whiskies of Scotland became my light at the end of the covid tunnel. Planning the original Whisky Ventures Ride, gave me something to focus on during the lockdowns when I lost all my work and created the opportunity to raise funds for some amazing charities that I have a lot of respect for."
Along with simply travelling the distances involved in my challenges, I always try to get each distillery visited involved, donating at least one bottle of whisky to an associated charity auction. Between the donation page and the auction I raised almost £10k from the Scotland ride. However, moving forward the idea developed in to a home nations challenge...could I, one country at a time, cycle around all the distilleries in the UK?
Next up Wales 2024...