Cy­clists smash fundrais­ing tar­get

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - LOCAL | NEWS -

Three RAF vet­er­ans have com­pleted the North Coast 500 in less than four days and smash­ing their fundrais­ing tar­get.

El­gin res­i­dent David Scott, 38, and 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; cy­cling on average 150 miles per day.

The trio were com­plet­ing the walk to raise money for the Dod­die Weir Foun­da­tion, in mem­ory of David’s fa­ther who bat­tled Mo­tor Neu­rone Disease for two years.

They had aimed to raise £1,500, how­ever, since fin­ish­ing, they have smashed their tar­get by rais­ing £2,750. They are now aim to reach £3,000.

Mr Scott said: “The con­tin­ued back­ing of our friends and fam­ily from the train­ing through to the fin­ish line was just un­be­liev­able.”

Al John­stone, David Scott and Stef Eler­tow­icz

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