Duo get on their bikes for charity

Graeme Duncan (left) and David Anderson prepare for their charity cycle.
Graeme Duncan (left) and David Anderson prepare for their charity cycle.

Two Donside businessmen are set to saddle up and cycle 200 miles across the north-east of Scotland in aid of charity.

Graeme Duncan, managing director of Westhill-based Xtreme Business Solutions and Round Table Area 44 chairman, and fellow Westhill and District Round Table member David Anderson will take to their bikes to raise money for Cash for Kids.

The duo aim to raise £10,000 for the charity, which supports local disabled and disadvantaged children and young people under 18.

The cyclists’ three-day challenge will take them through all of Round Table’s Area 44 towns in Aberdeenshire.

The pair will set off from Westhill on Friday, 31 August and cycle to Peterhead via Stonehaven, Aberdeen and Ellon. Day two will see them leave Peterhead bound for Turriff, stopping off in Banff on the way. On the final day of the cycle they will visit Inverurie and Banchory before finishing at Westhill.

Graeme said: “Cash for Kids is a very worthwhile cause, which benefits youngsters here in the north-east of Scotland. It is a charity that we have supported in the past and it seemed a very logical fit for this fundraising cycle, which takes place within the Aberdeenshire countryside.”

The 200-mile route through the north-east was chosen by Graeme and David to highlight the locations of the Round Table Area 44 clubs and strengthen the links between them.

Graeme added: “District groups often pair up to participate in joint events or outings. As area chairman I wanted to do something that promotes the connections between all of the seven clubs in the area. By working together we can better meet the aims of the Round Table – to get involved in our local communities, put something back and make a real difference. Anyone who wishes to join us – even for a small part of the trip – is most welcome.”

Cash for Kids makes grants to individuals, families, children’s groups, organisations and projects throughout the North-east. All money is raised locally and spent locally to benefit local disabled and disadvantaged children and young people under 18.

To support Graeme and David’s efforts, go to www.everydayhero.co.uk/supportdavidandgraeme.