No fun comes out of staying in your comfort zone…so as a team we always like to challenge ourselves. Whether that be cycling 100 miles on the tandem through the night for Ride to the Sun, running 10km in the rain as part of the Great Scottish Run or taking on the 4.8 miles 12% climb on the Loch Ness Etape; we will find a way and challenge to take on in order to raise money for a worthy cause.
This Saturday is no different. Eight of our team are taking on the mud, rivers and forest of the Lanrick Estate for the Lanrick Challenge. We have one team of four completing the 6km course and a second team of four taking on the might of the 12km route all in aid of Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance and The Sandpiper Trust.
Think Tough Mudder, Spartan Race or the Mighty Deerstalker. These events might be a little better known but the concept is the same; pushing yourself and, in some cases, overcoming fears to complete the course. What drew us to this challenge in particular was the team element and the two fantastic charities that benefit.
We have been supporting Scotland Charity Air Ambulance for over three years and have seen first-hand the amazing work they do. Some of our clients owe their lives to the air ambulance. We have had the honour and opportunity to visit their base in Perth and speak with the paramedics and pilots.
RTALS recently opened our Aberdeen office and the Sandpiper Trust do fantastic lifesaving work in the Grampian area through their Wildcat campaign.
With only five days until we have to get down and dirty (literally), we would be grateful for any donation to help reach our target of £500. It will certainly make the pain and cold much more bearable.
You can follow this link to sponsor the team.
If you want to see just what we have signed up to then watch last year’s Lanrick Challenge video.
Lanrick Challenge Team
Jodi, Zara, Carrie, Andrew, Ellie, Josh, Chris and Malcolm
Roz Boynton has been appointed Associate Solicitor with Road Traffic Accident Law (Scotland) LLP (RTALS) to extend the firm’s specialist motorcycle, cycle and pedestrian legal services in Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness. Roz will be heading up the new Aberdeen Office to provide further local support to injured motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians in the North and North-east of Scotland.
A civil litigation lawyer with over ten years’ experience, Roz’s credentials for the role also include her own enthusiasm to participate in both social and extreme cycling events. She is a member of the Aberdeen Wheelers Cycling Club, the VeloDees Cycling Group and the Fleet Feet Triathletes. This year she took part in the Red Bull Neptune Steps extreme swimming event and in June will be trying to improve her time in Ironman Edinburgh 70.3 which she completed in 2017. Roz also hopes to undertake her Motorcycle CBT in the Summer.
Taking up the post on May 1, Roz said:
“I have both worked and cycled with the RTALS team on many occasions, so greatly admire their approach and philosophy for championing vulnerable road users. I am looking forward to both supporting and promoting their mission for greater awareness of the vulnerability of two-wheeled road users and pedestrians.
“Our commitment to all our clients is to provide a first class service offering continued support through the legal process with skill, expertise and compassion. The Aberdeen Office will allow us to provide more local support to the many motorcyclists and cyclists we currently represent improving our commitment to a very personal service from lawyers who both cycle and ride motorcycles.
Road traffic accidents annually involving motorcyclists and cyclists across the Northern, Grampian and Tayside regions add up to nearly 1,500 based on the 2016 figures, with 638 casualties in the Northern police region, 766 casualties in Grampian and 572 casualties in Tayside. More needs to be done to improve road safety for those on two wheels who are particularly vulnerable to serious injury.
Brenda Mitchell, Senior Partner and founder of RTALS added:
“We are delighted to have Roz on board. Her specialist knowledge and experience as both a solicitor and cyclist make her a natural choice to join our highly specialised team.
The sad fact is that our roads can present a disproportionate danger to motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians and it is important that those injured get the legal expertise and support they deserve.”