Dozens of Wee County cyclists participate in Tour de Clacks fundraiser

Dozens of Wee County cyclists participate in Tour de Clacks fundraiser

TOUR DE CLACKS has drawn curiosity from greater than 40 cyclists who rode via the Wee County this September in a bid to boost funds.

The occasion, organised by Alloa Rotary Membership, sought to help Prostate Scotland with greater than £700 raised for the nice trigger.

One in a programme of Rotary Rides throughout the nation, the biking occasion went forward on Sunday, September 5, beginning at Alloa Railway Station.

These collaborating took on a 13mile circuit which took riders via the Hillfoots, virtually totally on car-free sections of the Nationwide Cycle Community.

Alun Morgan, the Alloa Rotarian organising Tour de Clacks, mentioned: “We acquired lots of optimistic suggestions from marshals and riders; the climate saved dry, and everybody loved themselves.”

He promised people within the Wee County will see extra of Tour de Clacks sooner or later and requested the general public to look out for “extra alternatives to get in your bike and assist Alloa Rotary Membership to make a distinction”.

The youngest rider on the day was 10-year-old Emily MacPherson, granddad of John MacPherson who’s previous president of Alloa Rotary Membership and the eldest bicycle owner within the occasion.

There have been a couple of critical cyclists together with household teams and supporters of the nice trigger.

Biking With out Age, which gives trishaw rides for the aged in Clacks, was additionally represented with Clackmannan’s Scott Bamford piloting for passengers Robbie and Margaret, who loved an outside journey.

John Scott, president of Alloa Rotary Membership, mentioned: “We’re so grateful to the stunning individuals who turned out to take part and glad that they have been supplied with a stunning morning for the trip.

“It was good to fulfill Richard Walker, the fundraising and partnership improvement supervisor from Prostate Scotland, who got here to encourage each the contributors and the marshalling crew of 15 Rotarians positioned across the route.”

Rotary Rides launched again in 2015 and have been a selected hit in Scotland ever since.

Nevertheless, the pandemic disrupted occasions and this 12 months marks the resumption of the initiative as restrictions are easing.

The Clacks occasion is supporting Prostate Scotland so it will possibly proceed its life-saving analysis and has additionally been a automobile for consciousness elevating, schooling and to supply recommendation.

Adam Gaines, director of Prostate Scotland, mentioned: “Alloa Rotary Membership occasion was implausible.

“These Rotary Rides actually assist unfold the phrase that though prostate most cancers is the most typical most cancers amongst males in Scotland, it’s more and more treatable.

“With early intervention, survival charges are very excessive.

“The Tour de Clacks was a extremely revolutionary occasion, marrying a few of Scotland’s most lovely countryside with a witty title.

“This occasion additionally cements Prostate Scotland’s particular relationship with Alloa, the place rugby golf equipment have held a number of glorious fund-raising occasions on our behalf.”

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