Charity cyclists pedal to beat prostate cancer

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Charity cyclists are set to pass through Mid Argyll as part of a gruelling 300-mile charity ride through Scotland.

Organised by building supplies company Keyline the ride, between the firm’s depots in Dumfries and Inverness, will take place over three days – starting on Thursday June 7.

After a 9am start in Dumfries the riders headed to Ardrossan on a 96 mile route via Carsphairn, Maybole and Ayr.

On Friday June 8, it was a ferry trip from Ardrossan to Brodick on Arran, then across to Lochranza to catch the boat to Claonaig on the Kintyre peninsula.

From Claonaig later on Friday the plan is to set off on another 96-mile leg to Oban, via Tarbert and Lochgilphead, and the riders should be passing through Mid Argyll in the afternoon.

The final day, Saturday June 9, will involve a hilly 108-mile ride to the finish line at the Keyline branch in Inverness.

A group of more than thirty cyclists hope to complete the journey, with others who are joining for part of the challenge doing either a day or a section of one of the routes. Keyline staff, suppliers and customers are all involved to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

The target is to beat the sum raised last year in aid of the charity.

Charity cycle organiser and the firm’s regional operations manager, Frazer MacBean, said: ‘After such astonishing success at last year’s event, we have decided to host the charity cycle again this summer. We intend to smash last year’s generous donations that totalled a staggering £8,000.’

To support the riders and raise money for Prostate Cancer UK, visit the Just Giving Page and give generously for a very worthy cause go to the Just Giving website and search ‘Keyline Dumfries to Inverness‘.