Jed charity fundraisers going full cycle round Scotland

Jedburgh cyclists
Jedburgh cyclists

Four big-hearted Jedburgh men are biking round Scotland on a quad tandem this week to raise money for the Scottish War Blinded, the Royal Regiment of Scotland Support Service and Hearts and Balls Charitable Trust.

Three of the team of Borders fundraisers – fire and security supervisor Paul Hill, 28, joiner Greg Nagle, 25, and personal trainer Mark Burke, 26 – are Jed-Forest rugby players, while personal trainer Robert Reid, 29, is a former serviceman who lost his left eye in a roadside explosion in Iraq.

The self-styled Band of Bikers have cycled to the King of the Sevens rugby tournaments played so far, leaving Jedburgh last Saturday, pictured, for the Selkirk Sevens and pedalling on to lap Scotland and return in time for the final event in their hometown on Saturday. They are scheduled to arrive at Riverside Park at 3pm.

The men have raised more than £6,200 so far. To donate online, visit www.justgiving.com/bandofbikers.