Lewis gets on his bike for charity
A 19-YEAR- OLD from Dunbeg has cycled 60 miles around Loch Awe in order to raise money to fund his trip to Africa.
Lewis McFarlane was chosen from a pool of applicants that spanned the world to volunteer for five months.
During his time abroad, Lewis will work with the rugby charity Bhubesi Pride Foundation to help approximately 3,000 children and members of staff develop their rugby and life skills.
The former Dunbeg Primary and Oban High School pupil has so far raised £ 675, from events including his ride, a raffle and quiz night, and online donations.
Lewis left Kilchrenan at 7.20am and finished his cycle at 3.10pm. His mum, Deirdre, said: ‘ The hills coming out of Kilchrenan and towards Dalavich were very daunting and Lewis did struggle at the start but, when the sun eventually came up and the worst was over, he was much more positive and he finished with almost a smile.’
However, she added: ‘ I’m not sure he will want to travel that road any time soon.’
Lewis needs to raise thousands of pounds to cover his trip.
He will be organising additional fundraising events in the future. To donate, visit https:// mydonate. bt. com/ fundraisers/ lewismacfar lane1.