Rotary cycle across the UK

Rotary Club member Bruce Currie was pictured as he departed Arbroath for Penzance to begin his Land�s End to John o� Groats charity cycle.'From left George Dunlop, Mike Sowden, Bruce Currie, Ian Lamb
Rotary Club member Bruce Currie was pictured as he departed Arbroath for Penzance to begin his Land�s End to John o� Groats charity cycle.'From left George Dunlop, Mike Sowden, Bruce Currie, Ian Lamb

AN ANGUS man and a member of Arbroath Rotary Club is cycling the length of Britain for charity.

Bruce Carrie (62) began at Land’s End on Sunday and is expecting to reach John O’Groats within three weeks time.

Mr Currie grew up in Monifieth and attended Grove Academy in Broughty Ferry. In 1978 he joined a shipping firm in Malawi.

Following several years of working on the continent, he returned to Scotland in the late 1990s, then in 2002 he left again to work in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan.

It was in Khartoun that he became president of the Rotary Club, which was established in 1938, and was given the honorary position of Belgian Consul due to having worked for a Belgian company.

Mr Currie stated that the Khartoum Rotary Club had done a lot of amazing work, in particular campaigning to eradicate polio. He has witnessed how grateful the people are for receiving support.

Although there are 3,380 miles separating Mr Currie’s former club and the group he is now involved with in Arbroath, he believes that the two share many of the same core values such as the idea of service being more important than self.

On Sunday Mr Currie began cycling from Penzance with his younger brother, Hamish (57), who is accompanying him on his entire journey. They are covering approximately 50 miles a day.

The brothers have a support vehicle and have booked a bed and breakfast stop for every night.

Funds raised will be shared between the HOPEGardens at Hospitalfield and a project to provide cataract operations in Khartoun.