BRAVO 2 ISLANDS MINI RALLY TOUR. 20TH – 30 TH MAY 2022
Sam, one of our Trustees, is taking part in the BRAvo Islands 2 lslands Mini Rally Tour to raise awareness of Breast Cancer and much needed finds to support our charity work to support Breast Cancer Patients.
20th – 30th May 2022
The BRAvo Rally Islands 2 Islands Tour will be raising awareness of breast cancer and connecting people from the beautiful Isles of Scilly which lies twenty seven miles off the Cornish Coast in the far west of the UK all the way to Stornoway on the far flung reaches of the Outer Hebrides off the rugged West Coast of Scotland. The ladies will make their way driving their mini, making mini miles matter.
The girls will cover the length of Great Britain travelling from the Mermaid Breast Care Unit at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske, Truro, over remote rural areas which will include Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor, up through England and the stunning Peak District National Park, The Yorkshire Dales, The Northumberland National Park and the Pennines, eventually reaching Scotland driving to Edinburgh and Glasgow and on to Oban via Loch Lomand and the Trossachs National Park and finally reaching Oban in preparation to set sail for the Outer Hebrides.
The final leg of the BRAvo Rally will see the girls drive their mini onto the first ferry which will take them from mainland Scotland through the Sound of Mull to the Outer Hebrides starting out in the far south of the islands, arriving on Barra. From here they will make their way by ferry over to Eriskay, and up through South Uist, Benbecula and North Uist. The next ferry crossing will take the mini from North Uist over to Harris and Lewis before finally arriving at our finale destination of Stornoway, the capital of the Outer Hebrides where we hope to make a final visit to Stornoway hospital before we depart to the mainland in preparation to return to Cornwall. We will make our way home driving over the dramatic landscape of Glencoe, past Ben Nevis and down through the Lake District and finally back to Cornish territory 10 days later.
The BRAvo Rally Islands 2 Islands Tour will travel over 1800 miles with four ferry crossings totalling nearly 10 hours whilst raising awareness of breast cancer as we go. We will make mini miles matter especially in these rural and isolated areas of our beautiful British landscape.
Our aim is to continue where we left off and reach a positive outcome together by highlighting the importance of routine mammograms and early detection of breast cancer.
Get checked, Get screened, Get sorted!
You can sponsor Sam by clicking our charity Donate Button on our Wedsite, please label the donation mini rally in the comments box.
The route to Stornaway:
FRIDAY 20TH MAY 2022 – MERMAID CENTRE, TRURO – BAKEWELL, DERBYSHIRE.
10am – leave Mermaid Centre
1pm – arrive Dick Lovett Bristol (sponsors)
2pm – depart Bristol
7pm – arrive Bakewell, Derbyshire.
Approx 318 miles
Manners Pub, Haddon Rd, Bakewell.
M5 via Bristol
SATURDAY 21ST MAY 2022 – BAKEWELL, DERBYSHIRE – OTTERBURN NORTHUMBERLAND NP
9am – leave Bakewell
6pm – arrive Otterburn
Approx 218 miles
The Redesdale Arms, Otterburn
Peak District National Park
A623 Stony Middleton
A6013 Glossop (over Snake Pass)
B6276 Middleston in Teeside
B6277 Newbiggin (en route to Alston)
Unclassified road St Johns Chapel
A686 Haydon Bridge
B6320 Simonburn/Nunwick (Hadrians wall)
Northumberland National Park
SUNDAY 22 May 2022 – OTTERBURN – OBAN
9am leave Otterburn
6pm arrive Oban
Approx 217 miles
Whiskey Vaults, Oban
A720 east (ring road around Edinburgh)
M898 (jctn 29 off M8) over Erskine Bridge
A82 Crainlarich (Loch Lomand)
OUTER HEBRIDES LEG OF THE BRAvo ISLAND TO ISLAND TOUR
MONDAY 23RD MAY 2022 – OBAN – CASTLEBAY, BARRA, OUTER HEBRIDES
Ferry OBAN check in 1225hrs Depart 1310hrs Arrive BARRA 1755hrs
Isle of Barra Beach Hotel
TUESDAY 24th MAY 2022 – ARDMHOR (Barra) – ERISKAY
Borrodale Hotel, Dallburgh South Uist
WEDNESDAY 25th MAY 2022 – SOUTH UIST – BERNERAY NORTH UIST
No ferry today. Travelling up through South Uist, Benbecula to North Uist and onto small island of Berneray off North Uist.
Seal View B&B, Berneray
THURSDAY 26TH MAY 2022 – BERNERAY – NORTH HARRIS
Staying at: Borve House Hotel
FRIDAY 27TH MAY 2022 – NORTH LEWIS – STORNOWAY
No ferry today. Travelling from top of North Lewis to capital Stornoway
County Hotel, Stornoway
SATURDAY 28TH MAY 2022 STORNOWAY – ULLAPOOL (mainland)