Have dog, will travel...

Maggie Scorer and Oscar
Maggie Scorer and Oscar

Sixty-five-year-old grandmother Maggie Scorer is undertaking a charity challenge worthy of an ‘Oscar’.

She is currently cycling 5000 miles around Britain, with her golden retriever Oscar in a trailer behind her.

And if you keep your eyes peeled over the next few days, you might just catch her as makes her way up the Fife coast.

She arrived in the Kingdom on Tuesday, after a marathon cycle from Musselburgh to Coaltown of Wemyss, where she stayed overnight.

Today (Wednesday) she is heading for Leven then up through the East Neuk to Crail

Weather permitting, she will then be on her way to St Andrews and Dundee on Friday.

Maggie and Oscar set out in March from Aldeburgh, Suffolk, and she hopes to complete the adventure in five months.

So far, other than a slight knee injury, the trip has been relatively plain cycling.

“The weather is the only problem and the wind in particular can be a killer,” she said. “It was a bit bumpy and breezy going over the Forth Road Bridge on Tuesday.”

Maggie and seven-year-old Oscar are no strangers to adventure, however. Together they’ve sailed halfway round the world and circumnavigated Britain.

“We’d seen Britain from the ‘outside’ and I thought it would be good to see it from the inside,” Maggie said of her decision to tackled the cycle ride.

The challenge also has a serious purpose - to raise £25,000 Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and the stillbirth and neonatal charity Sands.

You can show your support for Maggie and Oscar by giving them a toot of your horn and a wave if you see them over the next couple of days and you can donate to her challenge fund.

To find out more, and follow her progress, go to her website www.dogontour.co.uk