‘Wheelie’ big target for sponsored cycle

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A sponsored cycle run from Inverurie to Arbroath in aid of Cancer Research could break the £5,000 barrier this weekend.

Tomorrow (Saturday), James Forbes from Arbroath and his cousin, Darren Ross, from Inverurie will lead a group of their friends over the 80-mile route in support of Cancer Research UK and Leukaemia Research.

According to James the fund-raising campaign has been quite a success.

He said: “Things have gone well, we’ve had quite a lot of help.

“People have given us money, juice, Kerr’s have sponsored us a van, Keillor’s are doing a big banner for us for the day and that will have all the sponsors on it.

“Angus Bike Chain gave us a service on a couple of the bikes. We’ve had a good response from people.”

James and Darren have recruited around a dozen of their friends to take part and they are hoping to realise a healthy amount from their combined efforts.

James said: “I’m not sure how all the other lads are doing but I think we’ve done well.

“I know myself and my cousin we’ve almost got about £3,000. Hopefully we can try and get £5,000 between everybody.”

The cyclists are due to leave Inverurie at around 7 a.m. and if all goes well should arrive in Arbroath at around 2 or 3 p.m.

They will then head to the Westport Bar which is laying on refreshments for the volunteers.

You can still sponsor them by visiting www.justgiving.com/james-forbes84 for James or to sponsor Darren visit www.justgiving.com/InverurieArbroath