The Dawgpatch Bandits have completed its England, Scotland and Ireland tour. Beginning from the southwest coast of England in the town of Penzance on April 28th, the Dawgpatch rode north until reaching its end destination of John O’ Groats, Scotland on May 7th. The tour covered a total of 950 miles, and was completed in 9 days with an average of 105.5 miles a day. The bandits then took a ferry from Cairnryan, Scotland to Belfast, Ireland. From Belfast, the bandits toured southwest drawing a hypotenuse through Ireland until reaching the Kerry Cliffs on the southwest coast of Ireland. The tour across Ireland covered a total of 328 miles and was completed in 3 days with an average of 109.3 miles a day.
While completing this challenge abroad another challenge was posed to individuals on the home front. The Bandits posed a challenge to Raise Awareness for getting active as a way to combat opioid abuse. Participants Ran, Swam, Bicycled and Paddled miles for points based on the Dawgpatch Scale. The leader in points at the end of the Dawgpatch tour was Jake Haugevik with a total of 377 points winning a Dawgpatch Bandits custom bicycle made by Sole Bicycles. Second place was awarded to Nicholas Watson, with a total of 258 points, who won a vintage Dawgpatch cycling cap. Those who finished 3rd place and beyond took the prize of being better in their fitness and health on May 14th than they were on April 28th.
10 miles Bicycled = 10 points
3 miles ran/hiked = 10 points
2 miles paddled = 10 points
1 mile swam = 10 points