Monday, 27 April 2009

New local sportive

Club member Malcolm Wake has been working behind the scenes, helping out on Action Medical Research's Trossachs Ton Sportive which will begin in Stirling on 21st June. The 100-mile circular route will start and finish at Stirling Castle and raises vital funds to support the charity’s work in Scotland. It is hoped that more than 300 riders will take part in the inaugural event.
The route has been designed by cyclists and will take riders through the heather-clad peaks of the spectacular Trossachs. It contains everything you would expect from a cycling challenge in Scotland - castles, lochs, monuments, hills and glens.
The sportive is fully supported, with food and water stops and a team of marshals and mechanics on hand. 
Action Medical Research is currently funding doctors and scientists based in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee. This work includes projects looking at how to prevent premature birth and improving the success of a treatment that could reverse blindness.
Malcolm says "I got involved with Action Medical Research when I rode London to Paris with them last year, I said I'd help out if they decided to organise an event in Scotland. There has already been alot of local help, Sadiq's family business have kindly donated the sweeper van and the local council's "jet-patcher" has now been despatched to fill in the holes along the B829 to Inversnaid."
"We're looking for participants and for people who could maybe offer up a half-day to marshall, make a comment if you'd like to volunteer"
To register for the event visit or call 01505 864334


grantus said...

Put me down to marshall

wakemalcolm said...

Cheers Grant, will do.