Pedal power has been the name of the game for our fundraisers in recent weeks, with a spate of two-wheeled adventures raising vital funds for Support in Mind Scotland.

Starting in Edinburgh, Kieran Power embarked on an ambitious cycle, doing laps of legendary landmark Arthur's Seat for a full 24 hours! Beginning at 8pm last Friday (21st) Kieran was joined at various times by supporters and well-wishers and has thus far raised almost £3000.  

In Dumfries meanwhile, Ian Baird and his team (Tim Nugent, Scott Nugent, Lewis Glendinning and support driver Dougie Scott) undertook a 24 hour challenge of their own on May 31st/June 1st. Starting the route at Southerness Lighthouse, the team's route took them on a 21.46 mile course through Carsethorn via Arbigland, Kirkbean, New Abbey square and a return through Kirkbean, Prestonmill, Cowcoarse, Loaningfoot and back to Southerness Lighthouse.

Ian followed this up with another challenge last Sunday (23rd), this time a more family-orientated 15 mile cycle where people could get involved for a donation.

South of the border in Hampshire, sisters Claire and Sarah Archibald and their partners took on the LIBDA 25 mile bike ride in memory of their cousin Gabrielle, who sadly took her own life earlier this year. The quartet painted themselves as giraffes as a tribute to Gabrielle, who lived in Dumfries and was obsessed with them, having grown up in Africa. The team completed the ride in a personal best time of 3 hours and trebled their fundraising target!

In terms of upcoming two-wheeled fundraising events, Sean Allan, David Tipping and Mark Lally are taking part in the The Prudential Ride London on August 4th. The trio have already raised over £1200, which includes an incredible donation of £800 from The Hibernian Fitsodjers Facebook group, from sales of the Hibs v Stigma mental health and suicide awareness badges. You can read more about the Hibs v Stigma campaign here.

And last but not least, Fiona Elliot is taking on this year's Pedal For Scotland on 8th September and has already smashed through her fundraising target!

If our cyclists have inspired you to take on your own two-wheeled fundraiser, feel free to get in touch with our fundraising team with any questions or just to let us know about it! You can email Iain at [email protected] or phone 0131 662 4359.

You can also cycle the 100 Streets Challenge, which in 2019 is already our biggest and best campaign yet. Click here to sign up!