A special bike journey to remember

Thomas Bremner, left, of Kennoway, and Sandy Cuningham of Leven, who are doing a six-day charity cylce run from Leven to Belgium in aid of veterans' charity PoppyScotland.

Thomas Bremner, left, of Kennoway, and Sandy Cuningham of Leven, who are doing a six-day charity cylce run from Leven to Belgium in aid of veterans' charity PoppyScotland.

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TWO Levenmouth men will be climbing into the saddle to pedal from Leven to Belgium, raising vital funds for Scottish armed forces veterans .

Thomas Bremner (40) and Sandy Cunningham (45) are tackling a six-day challenge, the Cycle of Remembrance, to reach the famous Menin Gate in Ypres.

There, they will lay a wreath at the war memorial and take part in the poignant Last Post ceremony.

Sandy, from Leven, and Thomas, of Kennoway, last week launched a public appeal to help them gather money for Poppyscotland, the charity supporting Scotland’s armed forces community.

Sainsbury’s superstore in Leven is providing the food for the journey – and it’s from there that the dedicated pair, known as the Flying Fifers, will begin their journey on June 29.

So far, they have collected over £5000 on their JustGiving sponsorship page and, with seven weeks to go, they hope to bring in even more.

An instore collection will also be held in Sainsbury’s the week before their departure.

Sandy and Thomas have each tackled half marathons before for charity, but never a marathon bike run.

They hoped it would be a good way to entice support – but it’s almost an understatement to say their training schedule has been rigorous.

Both said they had been overwhelmed already by the people of Levenmouth, and Sainsbury’s, through donations and giving up time to help.