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He’s at it again!

Created on 23/08/2021 @ 10:43


A local fundraiser has officially announced his latest challenge, and it is the biggest one undertaken yet that will push him to the very limit of his physical and mental capabilities.

Andrew Paddison, a Thalidomider who was born with two short arms and one leg, will be joined by his team to handcycle an incredible 1,000 miles through the heart of Scotland.

His expedition will launch on September 4 and is expected to take 10 days with approximately 65,000ft of climbing through the stunning Scottish countryside.

The start and finish will be Stirling Castle, handcycling clockwise across to the west coast, up to Skye and then back across to the east and through the Cairngorms.

His team members are the same as last year: Clare Liley, Helen Millier, Stephen Evans and Alun Roberts. 

“Without the support of the other members, I wouldn't be able to handcycle,” said Andrew who has raised thousands of pounds previously from his challenges.

“This will undoubtedly be the toughest challenge to date, as I keep pushing my unique physique to find its limits.

“Why do I do it? well, it is maybe to find answers to the above, but more importantly to raise money for charity.”

Team Paddison will be raising money for Place2Be, which is a UK charity focusing on the mental health of children.

“The youth, children of today are vulnerable like never before, parents worry constantly whether their child is subject to online abuse, other abuse, and so on. There needs to be somewhere for children to receive support, @place2becharity operates from schools across the UK.

The money has already started to roll in, but if you would like to support, visit

PICTURE: Andrew has taken on huge challenges before, including hand cycling from Lands End to John o’Groats.


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