Rothesay cyclist Marion Murdoch and her daughter Sarah are preparing to take their fund-raising efforts for Alzheimer Scotland to a new level by cycling the west coast of Ireland in June.
The duo cycled 90 miles from Wemyss Bay to Stranraer in a day in May 2014, and three hundred miles from London to Paris in four days a year later, to support the charity.
But they’re now in training for their biggest challenge yet, the 525 miles from Mizen Head, the most south-westerly point of Ireland, to Malin Head, the country’s most northerly point.
“We were looking for something a bit more than the three hundred plus miles we did last year,” Marion, whose father suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, told The Buteman, “and I thought this one would be a bit more of a challenge.
“Sarah was like ‘whatever you want, mum’, but I think you’ve got to keep extending the boundaries a bit. The only thing that’s worrying me is the Irish weather!”
Sarah has set up a JustGiving page for family and friends to donate to the cause - you can find it at www.justgiving.com/sarah-murdoch4.