A Cupar couple who’ve raised thousands for charity by taking on cycle challenges all over the world have been back in the saddle again.
Grant and Julie Jardine have just returned from an epic 450km cycle across Madagascar to raise funds for the learning disability charity ENABLE Scotland.
And this time the challenge took on a special significance – for not only is the charity marking its 60th birthday this year, Grant is too!
The couple were part of Team ENABLE, which consisted of 12 riders, including international fashion designer, Julien Macdonald.
The adventure began in the capital city of Antananarivo with Team ENABLE heading east through highland villages, untouched tropical forests and lush paddy fields. After five days hard pedalling in the baking heat, the journey came to an end at the idyllic coastal town of Mahavelona, resting on the Indian Ocean.
In 2011, Julie had a massive scare during a Vietnam cycling challenge, temporarily slipping into a coma due over-hydration.
She said: “We felt this 60th anniversary challenge was the perfect time for me to get back in the saddle and raise funds for a cause so close to our hearts. Cycling with Julien was great fun too.”
Now the couple are looking forward to catching up with Julien again on November 22 at the ENABLE Scotland’s 60th anniversary ball.