Rotary looking for North-east cyclists to take part

The start of last year's Ythan Cycle Run
The start of last year's Ythan Cycle Run

Oldmeldrum Rotary Club is encouraging Aberdeenshire cyclists of all ages to take part in this year’s Ythan Cycle Run, which is in aid of Scottish Autism.

Taking place on Saturday, September 7 at 1pm, the run offers a choice of two routes – an 8 mile family route or a more challenging 28-mile circuit.

The family route offers a cycle along quiet roads, while the challenge route offers to test the mettle, heading off towards Esslemont and Auchedly, before turning towards Methlick, where Rotarians will be providing refreshments.

Scottish Autism is now the largest provider of autism-specific services in Scotland. The charity aims to help those with autism to lead full and enriched lives.

Oldmeldrum Rotary Club President Richard Thomson said: “We are delighted to be supporting Scottish Autism as our chosen charity.

“The different routes will mean that cycle run is a great day out for families, as well as offering a tougher challenge for the more experienced cyclist.”

Participation is £8 for adults, £5 for ages 7-18 or £20 for a family. For more information, including entry forms, visit