Hebridean Cycle Challenge 2013

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The 2013 Hebridean Cycle Challenge was a fantastic day seeing new and familiar faces coming along to challenge themselves and raise money for the Andrew Macleod Memorial Fund.

Numbers were up again this year with 88 entering the challenge and charity fun cycles. The weather made the day a bit more interesting as those cycling the road race had a great tail wind pushing them down through to Miavaig. Unfortunately, this meant that those covering the cross country section of the race were face on in to the wind as they climbed their way through the hills and valleys of North Harris.

Even with the wind this didn’t stop those entering the race challenge and charity events beating their best times, achieving and surpassing personal goals, making new friendships and just coming together to make the day very successful.

The winners of the Challenge were as follows;

Solo Cycle - John Neil Mitchell

Solo Cycle/Run - Ruaraidh Michie

Team Cycle - Garry Maclean/Gavin Earons

Team Cycle/ Run - Roddy Murray/Catherine Maclean

It was great to see so many coming out to join in on the Charity cycle and to help raise funds for the Andrew Macleod Memorial fund. We would like to thank all who took part and helped out on the day to keep everything running smoothly and making the day very enjoyable for all.

Why not visit our website www.hebrideancyclechallenge.co.uk to find out more about the Hebridean Cycle Challenge and the nominated charity the ‘Andrew Macleod Memorial Fund’. We will be adding more photos shortly of both the challenge and charity events from the day.

Just as a reminder for those collecting sponsors in the Charity event.  Once you’ve collected all your monies you can either drop it in to the box at the sports centre or pay it directly into the bank (Sort Code: 83-27-12 Account Number: 10723980 Account Name: Hebridean Cycle Challenge).

Thank you again to all those who gave donations, volunteered their time and talents and who took part on the day. See you next year for the 2014 Challenge and Charity Cycle.

Pictured are those at the start of the charity cycle and also Team Cycle winners Garry Maclean and Gavin Earons.

See more in this week’s Stornoway Gazette.