World record-holder Mark Beaumont’s ARCHIE rallying cry.
CHARITY: Cyclist issues invitation to join him on a 265mile adventure across Highlands
Keen cyclists are being given the chance of a lifetime to join a record-breaking athletes on a 265-mile adventure while raising cash for a Tayside charity.
Perthshire local Mark Beaumont, who set a new world record in 2017 after cycling around the world in just under 80 days, will lead a group of fellow adventurers from Tayside to the Highlands and Grampian.
Just 30 places are up for grabs on the two-day mission — set to take place in April — with all proceeds going towards the ARCHIE Foundation, which is raising funds for improvements to children’s healthcare.
The local branch of the charity is trying to raise £2 million to build a twin operating theatre suite at Tayside Children’s Hospital at Ninewells.
ARCHIE and Mark’s Big Bike Ride will see the group travel between each of the charity’s three hospitals in Dundee, Inverness and Aberdeen.
Mr Beaumont, who has been a supporter of the charity for a number of years, said: “ARCHIE supports children’s hospitals in Tayside, Grampian and Highlands and one way in which they do this is by providing emergency funding to families that have a child receiving hospital care.
“Be that for travel, accommodation, or just a cup of tea and a chat for some support in a much needed time, this funding is invaluable.
“This year, I thought I’d get on my bike and encourage others to do the same.”
All money raised for the foundation goes to the nearest children’s hospital.
For more information, email [email protected] archie.org.
Mark Beaumont is riding across the Highlands to raise cash for the ARCHIE Foundation.