On yer bike – for Hebridean Cycle Challenge


The second Hebridean Cycle Challenge is taking place next month and organisers are urging everyone to get ‘on yer bike’ and help raise funds for the Western Isles MS Society.

Organised by the Lewis and Harris Youth Club Association, the event will take place on June 16 is open to anyone who can ride a bike and is over the age of 16.

For those serious bikers, there is a cycle and off road option starting with a 33.6mile cycle from the Creed Business Park to Miavaig and then a 10.5 mile off road moutain bike or run from there to Bowglass with a further half mile to the finish at the Scaladale Centre.

For those wishing a less strenuous journey the charity challenge is a cycle from Creed Business Park to Scaladale, 21.3 miles.

The event will include a barbeque and entertainment at the Scaladale Centre for the weary cyclists on completion of the challenge and an awards ceremony.

With just over a week to go until the closing date for entries (June 2), the team behind the challenge are hoping to get as much support as possible.

The Competitive cycle/ run event will start at Creed Enterpirse Park at 9.30am and the Charity Cycle event will start at 10.30am.

The barbecue and entertainment will start at 2pm at Scaladale with the awards at 3pm and the bus departing for Stornoway at 4pm.

Bikes can be reclaimed at Lewis Karting Centre at 5.45om with bus departing for Stornoway Bus Station at 5.15pm.

For further information on the event visit their website www.hebrideancyclechallenge.co.uk or email info@hebrideancyclechallenge.co.uk