Getting on their bikes for Dr Bob

Members of the Dunedin Harley Davidson Chapter from Edinburgh, from left,  Sid Brand, Sandy Bayne, Richie Balfour and Brian Johnson.
Members of the Dunedin Harley Davidson Chapter from Edinburgh, from left, Sid Brand, Sandy Bayne, Richie Balfour and Brian Johnson.
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EDINBURGH’s Dunedin Chapter of the Harley Davidson owner’s group will be joining Dr Bob Grant on the home straight of Bob’s Walk 2013.

Around 40 to 50 bikers will ride from Maggie’s Edinburgh to Maggie’s Dundee to join Kirkcaldy GP Dr Bob and the other walkers on the last day of their 108 mile trek taking in Maggie’s Fife in Kirkcaldy, Crail, Kingsbarns and Tayport.

Motorcycle club member Brian Johnson said: “Everybody taking part in the ride is well aware of the tremendous support Maggie’s provide to people with cancer as well as their friends and families and many know Dr Bob personally.

“It is a huge privilege to be able to ride out and show our support for the walk and his extraordinary achievements.”

Dr Bob, who was first diagnosed with cancer as a teenager and who lost his leg to cancer as an adult, has previously organised two sponsored walks for Maggie’s in 2007 and 2009.

Having survived cancer and lived for years with the late effects of radiotherapy Dr Bob has succeeded in becoming a national influence on the Scottish cancer scene, drawing on the health problems he himself encountered from his school days onwards into a strong personal motivation to improve patient care.

In September 2012 he took on the chair of the new Associate Fundraising Board for Maggie’s Fife.

He will set out on Saturday August 3 from Maggie’s Edinburgh finishing at Maggie’s Dundee on the 11th, covering 108 miles in just nine days along the Fife Coastal Path.

Joining Dr Bob along the way will be a number of walkers, including Fife Free Press editor Allan Crow, as they take in the route from North Queensferry to Inverkeithing, Burntisland, Kinghorn and then on to Wemyss and north-east Fife

This week Dr Bob has been undertaking a number of events to raise awareness of the event including a visit to the Kingsgate Shopping Centre in Dunfermline today (Thursday) whilst tomorrow he will be in the foyer of Rothes Hall, Glenrothes.

Every penny raised by Dr Bob and other walkers will be going to Maggie’s Fife.

For details of the route visit www.bobswalk.co.uk.