Vet­er­ans use pedal power to smash their char­ity tar­get

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.”

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