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ISC Alwyn Cycles for Charity

March 18th 2019

ISC Alwyn Cycles for Charity


ISC Tool maker – Alwyn Williams, is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support by entering this years Fred Whitton Challenge.

For those who don’t know about the FWC, the event was created in memory of the late Fred Whitton; a keen cyclist and great advocate for the sport. Fred was the Lakes Road Club Secretary and organizer of numerous cycling events. Fred sadly passed away in 1998, following a battle with cancer.

The first FWC was held in 1999 and cyclists gathered from across the UK, to challenge themselves over the 112 mile route across the Lake District, all whilst raising money for charitable causes.

Now in its 20th year, the FWC has grown to become one of the most popular charity rides in the UK, having raised over £1.5 million since its inception.  It’s also one of the most challenging routes, consisting of all the Lakeland Passes; that’s a lot of hills!

Our man Alwyn loves cycling and the FWC is an opportunity for him to test his strength, stamina and courage, all whilst raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Alwyn took up the sport of cycling around two years ago and wanted to set himself a challenge to work towards. The FWC is a popular choice for the more seasoned rider, not least because of the level of difficulty involved. Many don’t finish, but we have every faith Alwyn will make it round the course.

The Fred Whitton Challenge 2019, takes place on the 12th May and we wish Alwyn and all the participants a safe and successful ride.

If you would like to support Alwyn and help him raise money for this worthy cause, please visit his JustGiving page on the link below.

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ArborFest Expo

March 15th 2019

The Sherrill Tree ArborFest EXPO is taking place in Asheville, North Carolina, 22-24 March, 2019!

The event gives you the opportunity to interact with fellow Arborists while seeing the latest gear from leading manufacturers in the industry. Rich will be on hand showing the latest gear from the ISC Arborist Range.

Arborfest also offers the opportunity to learn from the best Arborists in the world through indoor seminars and outdoor demos. Test and try on the gear you have always wanted with a full size retail booth. Don’t miss the raffles, exclusive attendee party, and much more all in one location. For those looking for hands on training, check out the two-day hands on climbing course as well as CPR and First Aid classes.

Click here to register now!

For further information and to view our calendar, please visit our event page


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TASK Expo Rescue 2019

March 7th 2019

Expo Rescue 2019 - International Rescue Fair, is an event held by TASK, a local company to Votorantim, São Paulo, Brazil.

Last year the fair gathered more than one thousand visitors from the working at height sector and provided a variety of lectures, workshops and practical demonstrations and an opportunity for the public to see the latest developments in rescue techniques and equipment.

This year will see the introduction of "CineTASK", a cinema where the lectures of the previous year will be re-exhibited. In addition to practical workshops on fire fighting, rescue in confined spaces and height, there will be a greater presence of exhibitors, showcasing the latest product developments.

Representatives from 15 countries including Brazil, Germany, Spain, UK and United States, including ISC's Rich Hattier and Anna Lucas will be in attendance.

The Expo Rescue 2019 will take place at TASK, in Votorantim, SP, on March 12, 2019, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Admission is free and visitors must register at



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