Rhona’s cycle challenge for Relay awarness

Rhona Guild will be undertaking an epic cycle challenge to raise awareness of Relay for Life UK.
Rhona Guild will be undertaking an epic cycle challenge to raise awareness of Relay for Life UK.

Rhona Guild, secretary and vice-chair of CRUK Relay for Life Kirriemuir is cycling around all of the Relay for Life sites in Scotland in an attempt to raise awareness of Relay for Life.

Rhona will be completing the Arbroath to Peterhead leg of the cycle on Monday, August 17, and is due to arrive at Peterhead’s Lord Catto Park at around 6pm, having carried out the 95-mile cycle.

She will then set off on the Peterhead to Nairn leg - a distance of approximately 100 miles - on Tuesday, August 18, before heading to Helmsdale.

The final leg sees her cycle from East Kilbride to Wigtown.

Rhona leaves on the close of the Relay in Kirriemuir on Sunday, August 16, and will cycle some 780 miles around Scotland connecting the Relay sites in Kirriemuir, Dundee, Arbroath, Peterhead, Thurso, Perth, Dalgety Bay, East Kilbride and Wigtown.

Rhona told us: “Most of us know first hand the impact a cancer diagnosis has on someone. It is predicted now that one in two people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime.

“I know I am lucky that despite not getting any younger, I am able to undertake this bike ride, to raise awareness of Relay for Life and hopefully add to the funds of CRUK.It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it!’

“The great thing about Relay for Life is although we are fundraising we have so much fun!

“The community really embraces Relay for Life and after the first event it really does sell itselfm” she added.

You can find out more about getting involved with Relay for Life at cruk.org/relay or by calling 0300 123 1026.