UP TO 150 cyclists are set to pedal round West Fife this weekend in what is ready to be a “poignant” Dunfermline Biking Membership match.

The ‘Excursion of the Kingdom’ sportive, which is composed of 3 rides over separate distances, will happen on Saturday and might be held in reminiscence of membership member Gary Conner, who died in December, elderly 51, from a mind tumour.

Friends and family of Gary, together with spouse Kirsteen, are set to journey within the match to boost money for Queen Margaret Hospice, the place he spent the final 10 weeks of his existence, whilst a donation from the development’s proceeds can also be donated to the hospice by means of the membership.

Probably the most common occasions within the biking membership’s calendar, the sportive provides riders 3 routes – of 33, 70 and 103 miles respectively – in what’s a mass participation match for cyclists of all skills.

This yr’s routes will get started and lead to Pittencrieff Park and Scott Hutchinson, Dunfermline Biking Membership chairman, mentioned: “We’re proud of the numbers up to now.

“We will be able to most often accommodate as much as 150, which within the sportive marketplace is reasonably small, however we’re on a unique scale. It supplies the membership which some much-needed price range, particularly at the adolescence facet of items, however we do not price a top rate in comparison to numerous different sportives. It’s beautiful inclusive and draws riders of all skills.

“This yr is a little more poignant; Gary used to be a membership member and we’re thrilled to lend a hand and lift some cash for the hospice. We have been unhappy to listen to of Gary’s passing so anything else we will do to lend a hand way so much to the membership.”

The sportive comes little greater than a month after the membership hosted its junior girls’s and junior males’s Street Race Championships round Lathalmond.

The ladies’s match attracted 14 junior riders, blended with a seniors’ 3rd/fourth class race, and used to be received by means of Crew 22’s Anna Shackley to assert the Nationwide Junior Girls’s Street Race identify and the Eileen Roe Defend, whilst Oran McConville, of Spokes RT, claimed the Nationwide Junior Males’s Street Race and the Jack Murray Trophy.

Scott added: “It is the second one yr we’ve got run the ladies’s match and we are in point of fact prepared for it to develop, so we have been in point of fact happy to peer the choice of entries we had this yr.

“We’ve got made nice strides.”

For more info in this weekend’s match, seek advice from http://www.dunfermlinecc.com/sportive, and to lend a hand spice up the fundraising general of Gary’s circle of relatives, seek advice from www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cycleforgary.

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