Cyclist’s mission to notch up miles and cash
A Mintlaw man is cycling 10,000 miles over the year in memory of his late father-in-law.
Paul Finnie is aiming to complete this mammoth task by cycling on average 27 miles a day to raise money for Cancer Research.
After undertaking the task in January, he is already almost halfway through completing it.
“It is quite hard going to keep it going,” he said. “The aim is cycle about 200 miles a week and while I’m slightly ahead of schedule, I want to accrue miles in the bank over the summer months.”
The “dirl to 1,000” is in memory of his fatherin-law John Taylor, a popular figure from Longside who died last October.
He has previously cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats, when he raised £7,600 for Kayleigh’s Wee Stars.
He also biked the length and breadth of Scotland in 2014 where he raised £2,500 for Mintlaw’s Boys Club and Kayleigh’s Wee Stars.
As part of achieving the 1,000 miles target, Mr Finnie will be cycling the North Coast 500 in July and wants to find a reasonably priced motorhome so his dad, Arthur, can provide backup.
To donate to his cause visit www.justgiving. com/paul-finnie