This coming Saturday will see the Little’s team take part in the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice Five Ferries Cycle Challenge. After the disappointment of the postponement at the start of June due to gale force winds and cancelled ferries, the weather looks set to be much better this weekend.
As proud members of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice 50/10 Club, Little’s signed up as one of 50 businesses in Scotland who have pledged to raise £10,000 towards the cost of the Atrium of the hospice’s new building which will be located in Bellahouston Park in Glasgow. Our upcoming cycle should represent a significant part of our fundraising campaign.
Part of a team of 7, I have been looking forward to the challenge which will take in 51 miles of breath-taking scenery in the Firth of Clyde and Argyll.
For the last few months, I’ve clocked up 250 miles in preparation, cycling across various parts of central Scotland. On Saturday I cycled from Glasgow to Dunblane across, the Campsie Hills above Kilsyth – the second time I’ve cycled that particular road. Its 1 in 5 gradient is a challenge for any cyclist but the 6 miles downhill to Bannockburn is great fun. Other long distance cycles have included a journey from Edinburgh Waverley to Humbie in East Lothian, Glasgow to Ayr and Glasgow to Loch Lomond.
Thankfully, since the start of August the weather has been a little better than July which has made preparation a great deal more enjoyable. Our Operations Manager, Robert McKenna has also been training continuously over the last few months and we hope that our efforts will assist us in achieving our team goal.
We are looking for our loyal clients to support this fantastic cause and would appreciate any donations small or large. You can contribute directly by visiting:
We will keep you updated with pictures and future posts!
Thanks for your support and wish us all luck.
Partner & Operations Director