Ellon father and son thank sponsors for £1500 Diabetes UK donation

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AN ELLON father and son cycling team have thanked friends, family and sponsors for their support, after completing their epic London to paris cycle.

Blair and Bobby McClymont undertook the journey in aid of Diabetes UK, as a ‘thank you’ for the support Blair has received after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a child. Bobby told the Times that the pair had raised £1500 thus far, with donations still being accepted until mid-October.

The former headmaster said: “We made it to Paris on time on Sunday afternoon after three days of good conditions apart from some rain on the last morning. The group of 40 cyclists was very well organised and proved to be a very compact, socially cohesive and supportive group, with about a third of the group diagnosed with diabetes.

He added: “There were about a dozen very good club cyclists, and Blair proved himself as good or better than all of them when the mechanic Richie, who used to be with a professional team, challenged the best cyclists to a fast 12 miles at the end of a very warm and sunny second day! Blair was the last to stay with Richie, passed him a mile from the end and finished 200 yards ahead!

“We have raised over £1000 on our website, and about half as much again in cash donations. Mid-October is the deadline for donations. Thanks very much indeed for your support. We both hugely enjoyed the experience.”