Cycle success to Cromore from Inverness

Duncan reaches his destination after cycling 90miles
Duncan reaches his destination after cycling 90miles

Culloden Academy pupil Duncan Nicolson successfully cycled 90miles from Inverness to his late grandparents’ home in Cromore, South Lochs, last week.

Duncan is one of 24 pupils selected to take part in a two week working trip to Peru to help street children with charity Vine Trust.

He must raise £2,500 to allow him to go though, and thought a sponsored cycle to his late grandparents house, where he spent his school holidays would be the way to do it.

“It was a really good trip to Ullapool,” Duncan said of the challenge. “There were no real problems although it got pretty gusty up by the dam, but apart from that it was not too bad really.”

Once across The Minch it was off the ferry and back on the bike for Duncan, as he continued: “I made it to Cromore about 4.30pm on Tuesday, after a particularly difficult stretch from Stornoway to Balallan due to strong headwind and showers.
“After leaving Inverness at 4.15am, Cromore was a very welcome sight!”

You can find out more about Duncan’s Peru trip and donate by visiting