Last stop on bike challenge

Alan Taylor and Tony Smith two teahcers from Webster's High pictured in Gayfield Arbroath on Friday morning after their marathon cycling round the Scottish football parks. Arbroath chairman John Christison presented them both with the Lichties strips.
Alan Taylor and Tony Smith two teahcers from Webster's High pictured in Gayfield Arbroath on Friday morning after their marathon cycling round the Scottish football parks. Arbroath chairman John Christison presented them both with the Lichties strips.

Arbroath FC was the last stop on epic tour around Scotland by two men who aimed to visit every football league ground in the country.

School teachers Alan Taylor and Tony Smith cycled to every SPL, SFL and Highland League club to raise money for the Litein High School in north west Kenya.

Gayfield was the pair’s last calling point on Friday when they were greeted by Lichties’ chairman John Christison.

And as at all grounds they have visited, the duo were presented with a strip with all the kits being donated to their partner school in Kenya.

After completing the challenge at Gayfield, Alan said: “It went very well and there were about 15 of us that arrived at Gayfield on Friday morning, with more waiting there to welcome us back.

“It was really nice to have the support of everyone there.

“We were really lucky with the weather and conditions were great for cycling. Probably the only thing we hadn’t anticipated was how long the days would be with visiting as many as five grounds in a day.

“But we had a great time and it was very enjoyable.”