A Bruichladdich pelaton, including the communications team’s own Carl Reavey, and new CEO, Douglas Taylor, rode for the fourth time in this year’s Etape Caledonia on Sunday, raising more than £8,000 for Marie Curie. [See more details of the associated whisky auction here >] It’s an 81 miles ride for over 5000 cyclists through the lush lands of Perthshire, and over the Schiehallion.
Despite taking a fall on one corner, and having niggling thoughts that he might be getting too old for this sort of action at the weekend, Carl achieved a new personal best on the mountain stages, while Douglas came into the office on Monday morning as Bruichladdich’s “King of the Mountains”.
Meanwhile, our man on the ocean, Phil Sharp, who had a racing season beset with mischance last year, was at last victorious in his Class 40 yacht ‘Imerys’ in the Normandy Race. They sailed from Caen, round the Isle of Wight, between Cornwall and the Scilly Isles, along the southern Irish coast from Tuskar Rock to Fastnet Rock, and back to Normandy via Guernsey – a total course of around 1000 miles.
On foot, on two wheels, and on the water, something of an epic May…