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Big Banana Cycles to Berkshire


It all started early on the morning of Monday 23rd June 2014 where our leg began with some segway selfies in Black Park – Before we set off to Bracknell!

Starting off with a gentle jog of about 2 miles to our local, the Red Lion. We were convinced we deserved some refreshments before we hopped onto some bikes to continue the rest of the journey.

Through Slough to Dorney, back out to Eton, and another stop off in Windsor for lunch. The sun was out and a gorilla suit might not have been the best choice of clothing!

In the grounds of Eton College we managed a selfie in the courtyard and in front of the famous statue of the school’s founder Henry VI.

Luckily we brought our local ‘TomTom’ in the form of one of our instructors (Jamie) who knew Windsor and Bracknell like the back of his hand! After some sandwiches we ready to tackle a series of hills – the combination of gorilla suits and mountain bikes was not the easiest of challenges! Before we knew it we had reached our final stopping point of Royal Ascot Racecourse!

From here the remainder should have been mostly downhill. Naturally – we were mistaken! Within 20 minutes of setting off, one of our Instructors Chris had been knocked off his bike by a van door. Needless to say all the instructors on the adventure came rushing over to see if… the banana had been damaged!

The ride took all five instructors 2 hours and 2 minutes to Segway, run and cycle a total of 20 miles and we’ve raised over £350 for Teenage Cancer Trust so far….

The Black Park tribe: Samantha Lewis, Max Howard, Jack Hayes, Jamie Duffield and Chris Poole, who all thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience and have truly lived life adventurously by taking part in the Big Banana Relay!

Follow the journey and donate to Teenage Cancer Trust through our donation page.


Big Banana Relay Launches

Starting this weekend at Leeds Castle, the Big Banana Relay will commence. Follow all the excitement right here as our Banana travels 1823 miles across the UK to our 28 forest locations. Each site will deliver the banana to another site via different modes of transport, ranging from a Helicopter ride to a bouncing 10 miles on a Space Hopper.

You can visit our dedicated blog page which will link you to our Just Giving Page to donate to this great cause. Don’t forget each site will have it’s own Just Giving Page, which we will post a link to each time we right a post about each of the challenges.

If you see any of our instructors out and about carrying the banana, why not take a picture and put it on Twitter or Instagram using #bigbananarelay.

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