10 YEARS AGO..

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - MEMORY LANE -

A char­ity cy­clist with a dif­fer­ence turned heads as he crossed the Bor­der at Gretna. Stu­art Ket­tell was head­ing along the well used route to John o’Groats .. on a penny far­thing. The self-con­fessed“mad fool” left Land’s End just 11 days be­fore ar­riv­ing in Gretna Green, and de­spite the fact the Vic­to­rian cy­cle was an orig­i­nal with solid tyres and no brakes, he was av­er­ag­ing more than 50 miles per day. Stu­art was met by lo­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Macmil­lan Can­cer char­ity and our pic­ture shows Jean Smith from the Gretna com­mit­tee hand­ing over a cheque for the pro­ceeds of their World’s largest cof­fee morn­ing event.

Turn­ing heads

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