Enthusiasts take on the Lochaber 100 challenge
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.’