Promotion: Join Team Scope at a triathlon this summer

Sign up to the Toshiba Windsor Triathlon or Virgin London Triathlon with us this summer and help us to raise vital funds for disabled people around the UK



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Before and after photos show David's six stone weight loss

Whether you’re new to triathlon or have your eyes focussed on a podium place, we have plenty of triathlon events around the country to get involved with this summer and we’d love you to join our team.

For as little as £20 plus a very achievable fundraising target, you can sign up to some of the country’s best triathlon events: the Virgin Active London Triathlon and  the Toshiba Windsor Triathlon. We still have places in these races, so sign up today!

You can choose either the Super Sprint, Sprint or Olympic distances at the Virgin London Triathlon - the world's biggest triathlon - or choose Sprint or Olympic distances at the Toshiba Windsor Triathlon, voted triathlon of the year for seven years' running.

Join us and you'll get a choice of an exclusive Scope team running vest or T-shirt, a pack of fundraising and training tips, regular encouragement and motivation by email, and cheers from dozens of Scope supporters along the route.

Plus, if you join our team, you’ll play a key role be helping disabled people and their families across the UK. Scope aims to make the country a better place for disabled people and their families. Each year, we provide support, advice and information for more than a quarter of a million disabled people. We run a range of services designed to raise awareness of the issues that disabled people face and help to bring about change in society.

A fundraiser’s story

David Wright is Scope's Fundraiser of the Month and has signed up to the Virgin London Triathlon. Six stone overweight this time last year, it was signing up to his first triathlon which made the difference and helped him to lose the weight.

"Two years ago I suffered with chronic back pain and had to undergo surgery. I was unable to exercise for over a year due to the pain and the weight piled on. At the start of June 2012 I weighed 20 stones 6lb and I knew I needed to do something to get the weight off and keep it off in the long run. By December 2012 I was down to 14 stones 6lbs – a weight loss of six stones in six months. Training for my first triathlon, the Thames Turbo Sprint in April last year, was one of the reasons I managed to achieve my weight loss.

Signing up to the Virgin London Triathlon with Scope
"I stumbled almost by chance on Scope’s website and after watching the videos and seeing all the good work that the charity does, I wanted to help them in their work. I had previously intended to do an Olympic distance triathlon in 2014 before my 50th birthday, but when I saw they were looking for people to represent Scope at the Virgin London Triathlon in July, I didn't hesitate to put myself forward.

Fundraising
"I am very lucky to have a very supportive family as well as friends. I use social media sites to keep my fundraising in people’s minds and whenever I have a fast bike time or a good run I publish it on Facebook and take the opportunity to remind people of the money I am raising for Scope.

"To anyone who wants to get into triathlons, I would say push yourself and sign up for one. Follow a specific training plan and commit to it. The camaraderie I have seen at triathlon events is so refreshing and friendly - and competitive, of course! I am looking forward to the sheer size of the London Triathlon and seeing how quick I can get around an Olympic distance triathlon. Bearing in mind it will be only 13 months after I weighed in at over 20 stone! In the future I am hoping to continue raising funds for Scope and trying to inspire people to lose weight and take control of their life. If I can do it following back surgery, what's stopping you?"

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