Fullarton Wheelers have raised over £3000 for the Ayrshire Hospice thanks to their annual charity event. The Fullarton 3000 was a challenge to cumulatively ride 3000 miles round the island of Cumbrae in a 24-hour period.
Sixty six riders took part starting at noon on Saturday, and, despite the windy and showery conditions, continually ground out the laps of the island, even riding through the night, to finally achieve a total of 4070 miles by the close of the event at 12 noon on Sunday.
The Club were delighted by the level of participation. The youngest rider, Ben Raleigh at 8 years old, achieved 25 miles with two other members of the club’s youth section, Kyle Maitland, 11, and Conal Davidson, 13, both breaking the 100 mile barrier. Many of the adult members exceeded the 100 mile mark, but the highest individual total was achieved by Chris Blakely, who came up with the idea for the fundraiser, and managed 170 miles despite not starting until 4 hours into the event.
Club Secretary, Derek Skinner, talking about the Fullarton 3000, said “This shows FWCC at its best. Club members enjoying being on our bikes, enjoying the company and camaraderie and raising funds for the Ayrshire Hospice, such a worthwhile cause”
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