Keyline saddles up and raises over £8,500 for charity

Published:  22 June, 2017

A group of Keyline staff, customers and suppliers raised in excess of £8,500 for Prostate Cancer UK when they replaced their hard hats for cycle helmets and completed a gruelling biking challenge on 3 June.

Starting out from Keyline’s Dumfries branch on 31 May, the team cycled 90 miles to Broxburn, then an additional 70 miles to Balloch the following day. On 2 June they arrived in Fort William after a 75-mile journey, before adding a final 65 miles on 3 June when they crossed the finishing line at Keyline’s Inverness depot. Having completed 300 miles and a total climb of 14,000 ft, which is approximately the equivalent of climbing Ben Nevis three times, the cyclists received a hero’s welcome from colleagues, friends and family.

The challenge was organised by Keyline’s Regional Operations Manager Frazer MacBean, Keyline Branch Manager Gary Miller and Key Account Manager Darren Fullarton, who were all extremely grateful to everyone who donated.

Gary said: “A group of nine of us cycled for the whole four days, then we were joined by colleagues, suppliers and customers along the way. On the last stage we took on the ‘Glendoe Summit’, a climb that is 4.8 miles long and 1,246 ft high – it was an absolute beast! There were a few trials and tribulations, but also a lot of laughs and we would like to say a huge thank to the cyclists who took part in the challenge and everyone who donated to help us raise a fantastic amount of money.”

This is just one of the many activities Keyline is organising this year to raise money for its chosen charity, Prostate Cancer UK.

Donations can still be made via the team’s Just Giving page - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dumfriestoinvernesscycle.

Picture caption: The cyclists on the starting line at Keyline’s Dumfries branch.

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