Crowd supports Belgian bike trek

Sandy, right and Thomas left, with supply vehicle driver Steven Bone,centre, and Corporal Sandy Ritchie from the Royal Logistics Corps, 39  Engineer REME workshops. Corporal Ritchie is from Methil and is friends with the guys. He sounded the horn to set them on their journey

Sandy, right and Thomas left, with supply vehicle driver Steven Bone,centre, and Corporal Sandy Ritchie from the Royal Logistics Corps, 39 Engineer REME workshops. Corporal Ritchie is from Methil and is friends with the guys. He sounded the horn to set them on their journey

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A SUPPORTIVE crowd of friends, family and well-wishers made an early-morning visit to Leven to get a charity cyle run off to a great start.

Spectators were at Sainsbury’s to back biking duo Sandy Cunningham and Thomas Bremner on their mammoth cycle ride from Leven to Belgium, to raise money for the armed forces veteran’ charity Poppyscotland.

The 750-mile route to the Menin Gate in Ypres culminated in Sandy, of Leven, and ex-serviceman Thomas, from Kennoway, laying a wreath at the memorial and taking part in the moving Last Post ceremony.

The duo had gathered around £10,000 for the charity through various donations and their Just Giving sponsorship page, for which they were hugely grateful.

Sainsbury’s in Leven also held a collection day and provided the food for the trip.

Thomas and Sandy are flanked by well-wishers, above, and pictured with their support vehicle driver, Steven Bone, centre, and, in uniform, Corporal Sandy Ritchie from the Royal Logistics Corps, 39 Engineer REME workshops. A friend of the cyclists, from Methil, Cpl Ritchie sounded the horn to set them on their journey.