Cycle goes full circle

A 200-mile charity cycle has raised over £3000 for local charity, Cash for Kids.

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 completed the tour of Aberdeenshire in reasonably dry conditions over three days from Friday to Sunday,

Graeme said: “We were fortunate to only experience a few spots of rain over the weekend. Saturday was toughest in terms of cycling conditions as we were pedalling into a head wind for most of the day. We are delighted, however, to have completed our quest to raise money for such a worthwhile local cause.”

The challenging cycle route was chosen by the duo to highlight the locations of the Round Table’s Area 44 towns in Aberdeenshire and strengthen the connections between them. The route started and finished in Westhill, the round table district group that both men are long-standing members of, but also took in the north-east towns of Peterhead, Stonehaven, Ellon, Banff, Turriff, Inverurie and Banchory, as well as passing through Aberdeen city.

Graeme added: “District members from towns such as Turriff and Banchory turned out to support us as we passed through, which really lifted our spirits. We were also given a rousing send-off and welcome home from our own district members in Westhill. This support, and all the donations we have received towards Cash for Kids, is very much appreciated.”

Anyone who would still like to support Graeme and David’s efforts can do so by visiting