Five island charity cycle finishes in Rothesay

Derek Milne crosses the finishing line in Rothesay at the end of a 200-mile charity cycle covering five islands in four days.
Derek Milne crosses the finishing line in Rothesay at the end of a 200-mile charity cycle covering five islands in four days.

Rothesay marked the end of the line for a group of 11 west of Scotland businessmen this week as they completed a four-day, five-island charity cycling challenge.

The group hopes to raise around £6,000 from their epic adventure – which began at Ardrossan on Thursday morning and took in Kintyre, Gigha, Islay, Jura and west Cowal before arriving at the finishing line on Rothesay’s Esplanade on Sunday afternoon.

The final sum raised will be split equally between the Bowel Cancer UK and Combat Stress charities.

Derek Milne, a security manager for WH Malcolm Logistics in Renfrewshire, said: “It was a hard four days, but we got through it, and the Rothesay seafront was a beautiful place to finish.

“Everywhere we went, people cheered us on and gave us money.”

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