Bikers complete Scottish charity bike ride

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Two local women have just completed a four-day motor bike ride round Scotland – all in aid of breast cancer charity.

Carol Baillie and Sheryl McCurdie, pictured right, joined around 100 female bikers on their 450-mile journey as part of the “Breast Way Round” scheme organised by Macmillan Cancer Support.

Both women donned pink hi-viz vests and sported a Mohawk hairstyle on their helmets for the journey on which a few men were allowed – just for support. The aim was to help the group raise £50,000 and Carol and Sheryl played their part by raising around £700 at their first attempt.

The ride began at Kilmarnock FC’s Rugby Park on Saturday June 1 and ended on the shores of Loch Lomond four days later. The route took the riders through Inverary, Oban, Inverness, Aviemore, Fort William and Tyndrum.

Carol said “This was our first time taking part and we have raised around £700 which, we think, is a good effort for a first attempt. It is all thanks to the generosity of family and friends.

“It was quite a challenge to cover so many miles, but well worth the effort. Macmillan is a fantastic charity and we were delighted to be able to help fund its services.”

Director of Macmillan Cancer Support in Scotland, Elspeth Atkinson said: “The ride was a fantastic spectacle.”