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Cycling enthusiasts pedal for Sport Relief


A collection of Sport Aberdeen employees, associates and customers have completed a 24 hour cycle challenge in aid of Sport Relief.

The challenge began on Thursday 17th March concluding the following evening at the Beach Leisure Centre.

103 cyclists shared five stationary bikes in their effort to cycle 1248 miles, the length of Britain and back. A solid effort, the team would complete the challenge with over an hour to spare and reached their target of raising £1000 for Sport Relief.

Special mention goes to Sport Aberdeen Rugby Development Officer, Ross Finlay, who racked up a total of 70 miles for the cause. clubCAP members Sooyang Do also committed a group of volunteers to the cycle whilst also raising money for Sport Relief in a challenge of their own.

The martial arts group also invited the public to take up the Sooyang Do Challenge by inviting newcomers to test themselves whilst raising money, with the club providing the venues and coaches. The club raised £440 for their collective efforts.

But the fundraising did not stop there. A local Sainsbury’s, based on Wellington Road at Covebay, were eager to be involved with the national money raising effort. Keen to try a cycle challenge of their own, Sport Aberdeen supplied the branch with a stationary bike to encourage customers to reach into their pockets.

Ensuring members of staff cycled continuously during store opening hours, the group were able to raise £350.

Sport Aberdeen would like to thank everyone who made a donation to any of these challenges and congratulate everyone on their efforts to raise money for Sport Relief 2016.