Pedal-powering their way to boost cancer charity

Macmillan cycle run Ettrick Vallley
Macmillan cycle run Ettrick Vallley

Eighty cyclists participated in the first Ettrick Valley Macmillan Leisure Ride last weekend.

Setting out from Ettrickbridge, they had a choice of a 29 or 48-mile route.

The local Macmillan committee had the help of organisers Will Muirhead, Barry Hewson and Jeremy Gorrill, who masterminded the whole event and did the back-breaking work to make it such a success. Committee members provided refreshments at the food station and the playing fields at Ettrickbridge, and other volunteers helped with registration, marshalling on the route and car parking in the village.

More than £1,800 was raised for the Macmillan charity – and considering the enthusiasm of all who participated, it looks like an event which will be repeated next year.