Ian gears up for another challenge

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A DEDICATED charity fund-raiser is getting back on his bike tomorrow (Saturday) to raise even more cash for good causes.

Ex-serviceman Ian Wren will be cycling the 136 miles from his home in Arbroath to Glencoe, in just 12 hours in aid of Horseback UK.

Ian has already raised almost £100,000 for the cause which helps injured troops using equine therapy, after appearing on TV quiz show ‘Holding Out For a Hero’ last year.

But he is continuing to help the charity and on the cycle tomorrow he will be joined by friend Bob Ferguson from Portsmouth who served with Ian in Northern Ireland in the 1970s.

Also taking part in the cycle challenge will be Gary and Kerrie Bruce who are completing the ride in aid of Macmillan Nurses and Peter Thomson who will be raising money for Homestart.

The group will leave Arbroath at 5.30 a.m. before travelling towards Forfar, then Coupar Angus, Dunkeld, over the A9 then towards Kenmore then on to Glencoe.

It is not the first time Ian has taken part in a sponsored cycle as he has completed many biking challenges while raising money.

And he explained carrying out these fund-raising events has become part of his life.

He said: “This is my third bike ride and I will continue to raise money as long as there are injured troops coming back home from Afghanistan.

“The profile of the charity Horseback UK is definitely getting bigger but they still need our help.”