Dis­tin­guished Gen­tle­man’s Ride

The Oban Times - - MÒD PREVIEW -

The Dis­tin­guished Gen­tle­man’s Ride Killin this year saw the sec­ond such event or­gan­ised by Tom Mur­phy and his fam­ily – part of a world­wide char­ity event in aid of Prostate Cancer and Men’s Men­tal Health.

The first ride in 2016 raised just over £9,000, with only 20 rid­ers tak­ing part, mak­ing it the top fundraiser for the small­est ride in the world.

This year, on Sun­day Septem­ber 24 and 25, rid­ers took part in the sec­ond ride out.

Peo­ple from Killin and sur­round­ing area braved the rain to sup­port and wave off the 25 clas­sic bike rid­ers for the round trip of more than 70 miles, from Killin to Cru­achan Visitors cen­tre on the shores of Loch Awe.

Thanks to the gen­eros­ity of the spon­sors, the to­tal raised so far for this year’s ride is £13,628 and ris­ing.

A big thank you to Killin Coop for do­nat­ing cof­fee, tea and bis­cuits, hosted by Ann Wat­son, be­fore the rid­ers set off, and to Michael and Lynn Crow of The Courie Inn Killin for do­nat­ing a warm hearty meal for the bikers fol­low­ing the ride, which was a fit­ting end to a won­der­ful day for some very damp rid­ers.

Thanks also to Duncan MacK­in­non for pip­ing them off, Lix Toll Garage Killin for pro­vid­ing the sup­port ve­hi­cle manned by John, Tom, Ray­mond, Jamie, Gor­don and Pete, and to pho­tog­ra­phers Dave Hunt and Ron All­ner.

To do­nate and help sup­port this very wor­thy cause, visit The Dis­tin­guished Gen­tle­man’s Ride Killin web­site.

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