Brian gets on his bike for charity

Brian Leslie.
Brian Leslie.

A Buchan man has used pedalpower to raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

Brian Leslie, of Station Way, Mintlaw, undertook an 81-mile cycling challenge to raise money for the Scottish Spina Bifida Association.

Brian embarked upon the Etape Caledonian Challenge, along with two friends, on May 13. The cycling challenge started in Pitlochry, going past Loch Tummel, Kinloch Rannoch and Tay Forest Park before returning to Pitlochry.

Brian completed the sponsored trek in just over six hours, raising £565 for his chosen charity.

Commenting on the fund-raising, Brian said: “I decided to get involved to mark a friend’s 50th birthday.

“I trained for the cycle for six months but I think it paid off in the end. The weather on the day was horrendous but when we completed the event in just over six hours we all had an amazing sense of achievement. We are all considering doing it again next year.

“I was delighted to be able to raise funds to help families and individuals affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus,” he added.