Cycle challenge in uncle’s memory

KIRKCALDY;'Reporter Lindsey Alexander and family/friends doing 140 mile cycle for macmillan'photo; WALTER NEILSON
KIRKCALDY;'Reporter Lindsey Alexander and family/friends doing 140 mile cycle for macmillan'photo; WALTER NEILSON
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TWO north east Fife couples are set to join with family and friends to complete a 140-mile cycling challenge to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Michael and Lindsey Alexander, of Cupar, and Eleanor and Iain Porter, of Dunshelt, are set to complete the gruelling Coast 2 Coast route over the course of three days.

ENTHUSIASTIC

Lindsey and her brother Barry have organised the cycle in memory of their uncle Alex Quinn who died from prostate cancer in October.

She said: “Alex was an amazingly enthusiastic and talented person.

“He gave us a tremendous amount of encouragement throughout out lives and was a good friend as well my god-father and uncle.

“Shortly before he died he told me about how fantastic Macmillan had been so we decided to do something which would celebrate his life and thank the charity for making his last few months a bit easier.”

Lindsey added: “We were delighted when so many friends and family agreed to join in the cycle and we now have 15 cyclists in total.

“We set off from Whitehaven on April 19 and head through the Lake District to Keswick.

“Some of the terrain is pretty tough going and our second day, when we hope to complete 66 miles, will be the hardest.

“The last day is almost the same distance, but slightly more downhill, so we’re hoping it might be a bit easier.

SIGNIFICANT

“My dad and Alex’s daughter Rosie are going to be following us in a van kindly lent to us by Cupar-based business Centro One Refrigeration Ltd.

“Everyone I know has been affected by cancer and I hope that we can raise a significant amount for the charity.”

To sponsor Lindsey’s C2C cycle team contact her on 07759172667 or visit Macmillan’s tribute fund page at http://macmillan.tributefunds.com/ and search ‘Alex Quinn’.