En­thu­si­asts take on the Lochaber 100 chal­lenge

The Oban Times - - Sport -

KEEN cy­clists trav­elled from all over Scot­land to take part in the Lochaber 100 chal­lenge to raise money for a lo­cal church.

On Satur­day morn­ing, peo­ple got their kit on to set off on a 100-mile cy­cle from Cor­pach to Stron­tian and back again. Oth­ers opted for a 100kilo­me­tre shorter route for the day.

The Fort Wil­liam Lochaber 100 was or­gan­ised by Fort Wil­liam Bap­tist Church in con­junc­tion with Tear­fund Cy­cling. This year, the team opted to open up a 100km chal­lenge for those who pre­ferred a more re­laxed jour­ney.

Lochaber 100 raised £1,500 which will go to Tear­fund and the church build­ing fund, which will help to pay off an ex­ten­sion built last year.

The first three to make it back from the 100-mile trip on the their bikes were all from Fort Wil­liam. Lo­cal ath­lete, Marie Mel­drum, man­aged to do the long chal­lenge in five hours and 20 min­utes, de­spite hav­ing to re­pair a punc­ture along the way.

Jim Trea­surer, one of the lead­ing or­gan­is­ers and mem­ber of the Bap­tist church said: ‘It was a fan­tas­tic day and the weather was dry for our cy­clists. Most of the com­ments we had from peo­ple tak­ing part said that it was one of the most beau­ti­ful and scenic routes they had ever cy­cled. They were also im­pressed by the hos­pi­tal­ity of our mar­shals and lo­cals on their pit stops.’

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