Friends cycle in memory of Sam

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A CHARITY cycle in memory of a little boy, who died after being diagnosed with a brain tumour, is being taken on by two friends.

Moira Beattie, left, and Eileen Beattie are cycling from Kincardine Bridge to Stonehaven for the Brain Tumour Charity
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Moira Beattie, left, and Eileen Beattie are cycling from Kincardine Bridge to Stonehaven for the Brain Tumour Charity

Moira Beattie and Eileen Beattie of Langholm have been putting in some miles around the town in preparation for Cycle for Sam. They are doing the 116-mile section from Kincardine Bridge to Stonehaven in July.

Eileen is the cousin of Graeme Dorrance and Tanya Turnbull. It was their son, five-year-old Sam, who died last July after a 10-month battle.

The 2017 Cycle for Sam challenge is a four-day sponsored ride from Carlisle to Stonehaven and back.

Stonehaven is where Sam's home and school was and riders will visit the town to help raise funds for charity. This year's cycle ride has a train theme and will visit several train stations along the route.

The team of cyclists is now officially dubbed the C4S Express.

The journey goes from Carlisle to Glasgow, Kincardine, Stonehaven, Edinburgh Waverley and back to Carlisle from July 13 to 16.

Last year Moira and Eileen cycled from Langholm to Moffat and they said they had learned a lot from that experience.

Moira said: "We've been cycling separately three times a week because of our various work commitments but we do a big ride together on Wednesdays. The other day we rode to Annan and back which is 40 miles."

Moira and Eileen took over the Pop-Up Shop for a day recently and made £467.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 9:20AM
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