Fife set to host major cycling fundraiser for children’s charity
Fife is to host a major cycling fundraiser for a children’s charity.
It takes place at Lochore Meadows Country Park, Lochgelly, on Sunday, August 29 - and is in support of Aberlour Children’s Charity.
It’s the organisation’s first Big Cycle, and it is open to everyone.
It will feature three routes, from a 5km within the country park to 20km and 45km stretches which will take cyclists through the surrounding countryside.
Aberlour is Scotland’s largest children’s charity and supports over 7500 vulnerable children and their families across the country.
It provides a range of services, including residential and fostering, recovery, early years, disability and early intervention, to help the young people and families they support to thrive.
Catherine Thomas, head of fundraising, said: “We are delighted to finally launch our inaugural Aberlour Big Cycle.
“We have seen the daily impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on families across the country. Families who once didn’t need help from charities like us, now do due to furlough and redundancies.
“This event not only gives our supporters a chance to get out in the fresh air with their families, friends or colleagues but allows them to raise vital funds to support families, like their own, in need across Scotland.”
Robert, a young person supported by Aberlour, has signed up, and said: "I can’t wait to get on my bike. I hope lots of people will join me on the day to have fun and raise lots of money to help young people like me across Scotland.”
You can sign up to take part here: www.aberlour.org.uk/aberlourbigcycle