Halfords trio get on their bikes for charity

Halfords Cycling Challenge.
Halfords Cycling Challenge.

A TEAM of fundraisers from Halfords in Peterhead are gearing up for an epic relay cycle ride to raise thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK.

Cyclists Donald MacLaren, Shane Macleod and Paul Smith saddled up and set out to ride more than 50 miles from the Peterhead store to Halfords in Elgin, on Thursday.

The trio were taking part in the penultimate relay leg of the Halfords Charity Bike Challenge 2012 raising money for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

The challenge has seen more than 200 cyclists split into 48 teams each riding one leg of the 48-day cycling relay which started in Camborne in Cornwall on May 20 and ending in Inverness on July 6.

Halfords hopes its employees’ pedal power will raise a total of around £50,000, to help fund Cancer Research UK’s pioneering research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Cycle leader Shane said: “We’re really looking forward to our leg of the relay.

“We’ve been training for weeks and can’t wait to get going.

“We all know how devastating cancer is and this has spurred us on to raise as much money for Cancer Research UK.”