Cyclists gear up for challenge

A GROUP of cyclists from Girvan will zoom past Loch Doon, through Dumfries and across the border to Carlisle on Friday as they ride the first leg of a 500 mile cycle relay for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The nine cyclists, staff at Nestlé Girvan, are one of eight teams to take on the Nestlé Site to Site Challenge, a tough fortnight-long cycle relay around Nestlé offices starting in Girvanand finishing in Croydon, Surrey.

The team from Girvan will be split into two, the first group pedalling to Dumfries then passing the baton to the second team who will ride the 33 miles to Carlisle with the final team crossing the finish line on July 14.