Charity cyclists present cheque

Fundraising cycle: Norman, Carol, Lorna and Jack pictured with family and friends as they present their cheque for �2,700.
Fundraising cycle: Norman, Carol, Lorna and Jack pictured with family and friends as they present their cheque for �2,700.

AN intrepid group of North East cyclists have celebrated their return from a 360 mile cross-country trip by presenting cheques to their chosen charities last Thursday.

Jack Grant, Norman Fraser and Lorna Adam from Ellon, together with Carol Hiles from Clola, raised £2,700 by riding from Fraserburgh Lighthouse to the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, which has been split euqlly between the National Autistic Society and ‘Confer’ - a charity which helps those living with Neurofibromatosis.

Afterwards, Jack Grant said that the presentation, which took place in the Poachers Rest with wives and husbands, had given all concerned a chance to look back on their achievement.

“It’s a great feeling of satisfaction”, said Jack. “We’d like to thank everyone who sponsored us, and also John and Ann, who were our backup drivers for food and repairs.

“We’re already thinking ‘where can we go next?’. Within the next two years, I think we’d like to try Lands end to John o’Groats.