Andrew is a nurse consultant in mental health who suffered a tragic personal loss in 2011. For Andrew, the island of Iona was both the destination for his honeymoon in 1997 together with his wife, and 12 years later the place for one of their last trips they got to take together. The one thing that has kept Andrew going was the notion that one day he would have the time to make a return trip to Iona, but this time by bike. As Andrew says, “My mental and physical health have been maintained and strengthened by my ability to cycle on a very regular basis.”
This is Andrew’s return to the island that has so much meaning for him, and we hope that his experience can inspire others to use the vast open roads for dealing with overcoming difficult times.
Andrew will be test riding the Ampler Curt for 965 km from Morpeth to Iona to Morpeth in late August.