Duncan uses pedal power to support memorial trust

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PITTENWEEM man Duncan Leith is to put the pedal to the floor as he cycles over 1000 miles for charity.

The venture is in support of Kiran’s Trust, an organisation set up by Duncan’s friend Johnny Martin in memory of his daughter, Kiran, who died aged just 18 as a result of a brain tumour in 2008.

The charity is set up to help youngsters up the age of 17 develop and achieve success in the creative arts and sport through in-school projects.

Duncan, a keen long distance cyclist of over 25 years, will cycle the coastal roads of Scotland from June 1 in aid of the great cause.

He said: “This year I’m taking on a challenge to cycle the roads of the Scottish coast, maybe not the 6000 miles, but a thousand plus.

“I have chosen to raise some money for the wonderful charity, Kiran’s Trust, at the same time.”

In the past, Duncan has completed various long haul journeys including racing from Land’s End to John O’ Groats a monster three times.

He’s also ventured from Cuba end to end, and toured the Corsica.

As well as that he’s cycled across the Pyrenees and headed out on a tour of Thailand.

For more than 30 years he wrote for comics including The Beano, Dandy, Beezer and Topper, as well as Christmas annuals.

He is now retired and, when not in the saddle, he’s writing books or enjoying his new interest in painting.

Duncan’s latest book is the swashbuckling story of the Crew Cats of Kittenweem.

The charity added it wished to thank the Larachmhor Tavern for donating Duncan’s cycling tops.

For more details please visit www.kiranstrust.org or www.justgiving.com/Duncan-Leith