World record-holder Mark Beau­mont’s ARCHIE ral­ly­ing cry.

CHAR­ITY: Cy­clist is­sues in­vi­ta­tion to join him on a 265mile ad­ven­ture across High­lands

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - JAKE KEITH [email protected]­

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]

Mark Beau­mont is rid­ing across the High­lands to raise cash for the ARCHIE Foun­da­tion.

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