Epic charity cycle reaches finish line

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Island doctors Angus and Kirsty McKellar recently completed an epic cycle on a tandem bike which saw them traversing the U.K from Lands End in Cornwall to John O’ Groats in a mere ten days.

The couple were joined on part of the charity challenge by Fiona and Jeeves Tor who travelled with the Harris doctors as far as Fort William.

The cyclists met all sorts of weather conditions from hailstorms to sun and heavy showers with their route taking them through some of the U.K’s most beautiful countryside.

The sponsored event forms part of a package of fundraising for the Tarbert Youth Fellowship to take the youth to Nepal on a mission trip following the success of the trip undertaken in 2009.

The full amount of money raised is not yet known. Sponsors are still able to contribute to this local cause in a number of ways. Cash or cheques may be handed to any of the cyclists or to the Treasurer of the church , Ronnie Morrison of Old Bank House, Tarbert in envelopes marked ‘Tarbert Church of Scotland Youth Fellowship trip to Nepal’.

Bank transfers may be made directly to the Church of Scotland bank account, Sort Code 800983, Account Number 00187201, please identify the transfer as ‘Nepal Fund’. The local Brownies shop also still hosts one of the collection boxes for cash.

For the full report of the trip and more pictures see this week’s Stornoway Gazette out on Thursday, May 3rd.