College cyclists bike 500 miles on campus for Cancer Research UK

Sponsored Cycle in aid of Jimmy's Footsteps

Sponsored Cycle in aid of Jimmy's Footsteps

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STAFF and students at Borders College have cycled 500 miles in aid of charity.

Organised by lecturer Liam Thomson, Sam Anderson and Jamie McIntyre the static cycle raised £276 at the Galashiels campus last Tuesday.

Sponsored Cycle in aid of Jimmy's Footsteps. Lecturer Liam Thomson Pounding out the Miles

Sponsored Cycle in aid of Jimmy's Footsteps. Lecturer Liam Thomson Pounding out the Miles

The three staff members were raising cash for Cancer Research UK through In Jimmy’s Footsteps, the 500-mile walk from Fife to Kent planned by Galashiels grandfather Alistair McIntyre, 54, this summer.

And they achieved their original target of 359 miles at 2.30pm so carried on with other staff and students on their static and road bikes on rollers to record 565 miles by 3pm.

Well wishers cheered on the bikers and donated to the cause which will see Mr McIntyre follow in the footsteps of his miner grandfather who undertook the walk and cycle to seek work 80 years ago.

Mr McIntyre’s granddaughter, six-year-old Belle McIntyre was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nerve cells, in 2011.

For more information visit www.jimmysfootsteps.co.uk