A trio of charitable cycling coppers completed their 10 day challenge to cycle from one end of Britain to the
Stewart Ramsay (41) and Mike Currie (30) from Carnoustie, and Barrie Taylor (39) from Arbroath, have cycled a grand total of 911 miles from Land’s End to John O’ Groats (LEJOG) in aid of The Brae, Riding For The Disabled Centre, at Lintrathen, outside Broughty Ferry.
The epic cycle was prompted by Stewart, who has a very close connection to the centre. His daughter, Brooke, suffered severe mobility problems as a result of cerebral palsy and required life-changing surgery a few years ago. Part of her physical rehabilitation included spells working with horses at The Brae and after seeing all the good work they do there Stewart joined up as a volunteer.
At the time of going to print they had raised more than £1400, but it is understood that sponsorship is still being collected and it could be several weeks before a final total is amassed.
Stewart said: “The challenge was a great experience and one that I’ll always look back on with good memories. Every day was testing for one reason or another, whether it was punctures, tiredness, weather, or huge climbs, but we all got stuck in and helped each other. Having a bit of good natured banter kept us all going.
“I would like to thank everyone who has supported us through donations, words of encouragement, and colleagues and friends who met up with us during the cycle. It gave us a huge boost.”
You can still donate to their cause at http://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lejog2015forthebrae#