A team of 26 cyclists from the Ocean Youth Trust made a 52-mile journey on Saturday, May 31, starting at Brodick and ending on Bute, as part of a Five Ferries Challenge to raise money for the organisation.
Ocean Youth Trust (OYT) is a world leading youth work charity, delivering an annual programme of residential youth work voyages aboard its fleet of sail training vessels. Pupils from Rothesay Academy have participated in sailing expeditions with OYT in previous years, and some former pupils are now volunteers with the charity.
Saturday’s group - whose youngest cyclist was just 13 years old - took on the challenge which was broken down into four cycling stages, and is as much about timing as it is cycling, to avoid missing the ferry at each stop!
Having boarded ferries at Brodick, Lochranza, Tarbert, and Colintraive, the group were able to rest their weary legs and enjoy burgers and refreshments courtesy of the Isle of Bute Sailing Club, before boarding the 7.45pm ferry from Rothesay, marking the end of what had undoubtedly been a long and tiring day.
Click on the video above to see a short interview with Ocean Youth Trust’s Chief Executive, Nick Fleming.