Coast to Coast

14th August 2017
I came up with an idea of riding across Scotland in a day to raise awareness for Mikey's Line, so its a fat bloke on a fat bike riding from Morvich to Inverness. The route is along the Affric Kintail Way to Drumnadrochit and then along the Great Glen Way to Inverness. The ride will take place on August 26th, due to river crossings if there is heavy rain prior to the ride it will be postponed until water levels are acceptable.
Having lost a brother through depression and finally suicide I feel this charity is important in helping young people make the right decisions.

Mikeysline was born out of tragedy and also out of hope. The tragedy is that, in this age of multimedia communications and social media, there are still young people feeling alone and abandoned by the system, unable to reach out for help and reassurance, unable to express their feelings. Depression, alcohol, drugs and bullying are all taking their toll, with a lot of people unable to see an alternative way out from under the weight and the resulting self harming & suicide rates are a constant reminder that something needs to be done.

The hope is that Mikeysline will provide a contact point for the lonely, an ear for the desperate and some direction for those without hope. By using a TEXTLINE as opposed to a phone call gives both parties total anonymity and avoids the sometimes embarrassment of unloading yourself in a conversation with a total stranger.