Dressed in pink and wearing tutus staff from at Madisons Bistro and Cafe in Montrose cycled around 50 miles in aid of breast cancer. The team, including owner Dennis Laidlaw, set off from the Montrose High Street cafe on Saturday (October 25) and cycled to the Madisons cafe at the Carnoustie Leisure Centre and back again.
They cycled a ‘scenic route’ through Ferryden, Lunan Bay and Inverkeilor on the way to Carnoustie and then back inland through Redford. A support vehicle, driven by Michael Lacey of Grampian Continental, trailed the team. This is the fourth year in a row that Madisons have supported Pink October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and from initially raising £120 in 2011, the amount has increased year on year until last year’s total of £1,500. With the opening of a further Madisons at Carnoustie Leisure Centre earlier this year, Dennis set an ambitious target of £2,000 for 2014.
As well as the bike ride, the staff are also rasing money in the cafes and raffle tickets can be purchased at every Madisons venue, with three special pink hampers up for grabs. These hampers are packed with tasty treats and goodies from several of the manufacturers who have gone pink to support the campaign for breast cancer awareness.
Dennis Laidlaw, Michael Lacey, Jim Greig and Malcolm McCallum are pictured before setting off on their pink bike ride.