Cy­clists ride for the lost of Locker­bie


MORE than 100 cy­clists rode from Locker­bie to Ed­in­burgh to hon­our those killed in the 1988 bomb­ing.

Pan Am flight 103 was en route from Lon­don to New York when it ex­ploded above the Scot­tish town 1988, killing 259 on board and 11 on the ground.

Thirty-five vic­tims were stu­dents at Syra­cuse Univer­sity in the US.

Five cy­clists will travel to the US to ride from Ar­ling­ton to Syra­cuse in the next stage of the chal­lenge. One will be Colin Dor­rance, an 18-year-old off-duty po­lice­man on the night of the bomb­ing.

Scot­tish sec­re­tary David Mun­dell said: “As we ap­proach the 30th an­niver­sary, it is fit­ting five lo­cal men are mak­ing the jour­ney to Syra­cuse to re­mem­ber those lost.”

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