03 Jul Irish Adventurer to Conquer Six Peaks with DAHON Folding Bike
Duarte, California, July 2, 2013 – DAHON, the world leader in folding bicycles, has teamed up with Irish adventurer and cameraman, Leon McCarron, to support him in his quest to climb six of the highest peaks in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. The Irish adventurer and cameraman will use a DAHON Mu N360 to ride the distance between the peaks and then strap it to his back as he scales the mountains.
The 160 km biking, 80 km hiking, and 1,800 climbing meter expedition begins on June 29 and concludes on July 19, and covers the peaks of Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland, Carrontoohill in the Republic of Ireland, Snowdon in Wales, Snaefell on the Isle of Man, Scafell Pike in Cumbria and Ben Nevis in Scottland.
“This climb is a regular challenge for adventurers, but no one has ever done it with a folding bike,” says McCarron. “I think that bicycling is simply the best way to travel; you are fully immersed in your surroundings and you really get to take in the whole experience. With a folding bike, it goes anywhere you go, which makes it perfect for this type of adventure.”
Updates from his trip will be shared via DAHON social media platforms, which can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dahonfoldingbicycles and on Twitter at @dahonbikes. Insider blogs and updates can also be found on DAHON’s official website, www.dahon.com.
McCarron is further supported by long-standing DAHON distributor, Raleigh in the UK.
In 1982, DAHON ignited the folding bicycle revolution with the introduction of the DAHON folder, the forefather of most modern-day folding bicycles. Today, DAHON is recognized as the world leader in folding bicycles. Spearheaded by the guiding principles of innovation, reinvention, and technology leadership, DAHON is committed to creating quality product user experiences and green mobility solutions for people who live active, environmentally friendly lifestyles. It is headquartered in California with offices, factories, cooperating assembly plants, and distribution partners throughout the world.