Flying, Rolling and Kayaking

Today marked the second powered flight of Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity; a key milestone in the journey to commercial space flights. Richard Branson hopes to be up in space himself within months and have customers signed up by early next year. However, in evidence of the different paces of change within the world, a new speed record has been set much closer to home. Over the weekend, Chris Anderson of Gloucestershire rolled 200 yards down Cooper’s Hill quickest to claim an 8lb wheel of cheese in the annual cheese rolling event; in the process breaking the ‘world’ record for the number of successful wins. Meanwhile, we at C&W are hoping to break records of our own in an equally arduous task. In a couple of weeks’ time 100 colleagues will be kayaking 13 miles down fetid canals and impenetrably dark tunnels in support of two charities which mean a lot to us: XLP (creating positive futures for people growing up in deprived inner-city estates) and Back-Up (inspiring people affected by spinal cord injury to get the most out of life). I know that we all have personal charities to support and receive a number of sponsorship requests each year. If you feel inspired by this blog and want to support us, or just want to find out more about the charities, we’d really appreciate you clicking the link below.