Veterans use pedal power to smash their charity target
Three RAF veterans have completed the North Coast 500 in less than four days and smashed their fundraising target.
Elgin resident David Scott, 38, and close friends Al Johnstone, 33 and Stef Elertowicz, 36 began the 518 mile trail on Wednesday from Inverness Castle and finished half a day ahead of schedule, in the process cycling on average 150 miles per day.
The team were completing the route to raise money for the Doddie Weir Foundation, in memory of David’s father who battled Motor Neurone Disease (MND) for two years.
Prior to their journey, they aimed to raise £1500. However, since finishing they have smashed their target by raising £2,750. They are now aiming to reach £3000.
Mr Scott said: “The most challenging section was definitely the climb at Applecross, at an ascent of more than 2,000ft – the road is the steepest in the UK. The continued backing of our friends and family from the training through to the finish line was just unbelievable.”