Char­ity brings out the breast in bik­ers

Argyllshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A bright and colour­ful con­voy wound its way along the roads of Argyll over the week­end be­gin­ning Fri­day June 1.

For the 10th year, more than 40 bik­ers, re­splen­dent in pink, wound their way from Kil­marnock, hopped on a ferry to Dunoon and car­ried on through Cowal to In­ver­aray. Af­ter a pit stop in the royal burgh, it was on to Fort Wil­liam, then In­ver­ness and back home again – all to raise money for Can­cer Re­search UK and Tar­get Ovar­ian Can­cer.

Spokesper­son for Breast Way Round Laura White said: ‘This year was full of fun, laugh­ter, meet­ing new fam­ily mem­bers and, al­though the daily miles are hard go­ing, the weather and the beauty of the Scot­tish scenery made it that lit­tle bit eas­ier.’

As well as the spon­sored trek, the bik­ers raised money in more tra­di­tional ways, such as bucket shak­ing (the men wear­ing bras) and host­ing a raf­fle and auc­tion in Caol Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. The most cov­eted item, a patch­work quilt made by rider Cathy An­der­son, went for a whop­ping £700.

The an­nual trip was started in 2008 by Shirley-Ann McKnight as a last tour of Scot­land for fel­low biker and close friend Alyson Porter, who was suf­fer­ing from can­cer. Sadly, Alyson never made it to her trip and now each year the jour­ney is re­traced in cel­e­bra­tion of her life and all those af­fected by can­cer.

Since 2008, more than 600 riders have par­tic­i­pated, each clad with a pink mo­hawk cour­tesy of Hairy-RS, and the team has raised £347,000 for Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port. Keep a look out in In­ver­aray for the pink blur next year.

Those in­ter­ested in sign­ing up can email Breast Way Round at breast­way­round­scot­land@outlook.com

The team takes a break in sunny Tyn­drum on their way from In­ver­aray to Fort Wil­liam.

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