Pedal power rules as the 17th Dundee Cyclathon gets under way
Many Dundonians took to the saddle at the weekend at the start of the 17th annual Dundee Cyclathon.
The virtual event, organised by the Rotary Club of Claverhouse, continues from 5th -19th September and attracts all age groups and abilities who can complete the event anywhere in their local area.
Cyclists can pedal as often and as far as they want during the fortnight either outdoors on their bikes or indoors on their exercise bikes. Monies raised will go to the STV Children's Appeal to support the 1 in 4 children in Scotland living in poverty, worsened by the effects of the pandemic. Entrants can also cycle to support a charity of their choice.
Ian Balgowan, Cyclathon Organiser, commented " It has been tremendous to see the response to this year's Cyclathon. We are only starting today. Cyclists can still join over the next two weeks by clicking onto www.dundeecyclathon.com to gain more information and register. We want 2021 to be the best year yet to show our young kiddies in need that we are behind them all the way".
The youngest entrants attending the launch were Daniel Alexander, 4 and James Wilkie, 7. Daniel has only learned to cycle without stabilisers but is determined to raise money for children less fortunate than himself. Equally determined, James aims to cycle around Loch Leven and travel every day to school and back to raise sponsorship for his efforts. James said " I want to travel a long way and cycle more miles than Granny and Grandad can pay".