A family bike ride, which will raise much-needed funds for an Aberdeen-based sensory charity, will gear up in Scotland’s largest new town next month.
Chapelton Bike Ride, which will take place on Sunday 4 September 2016, will challenge local cyclists, including families and residents of the growing Chapelton community, to cycle either 12 or 42 miles. There is also a short, three mile walk around the grounds of Elsick House for those who prefer to rely on their own two feet!
Formerly the Stonehaven Bike Ride, the event will kick off from Teacake, Hume Square, Chapelton and raise funds for North East Sensory Services (NESS), which helps people with serious sight or hearing loss overcome practical and emotional challenges and gain independence. NESS works with over 4,500 people throughout Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Dundee, Angus and Perth and Kinross.
Neil Skene, Fundraising Co-ordinator with NESS said "We are really excited about this venture. The Stonehaven Bike Ride was a huge part of our annual events but over the last couple of years, it had been declining, so we are sure that moving to a new home can only be a positive and we have managed to incorporate some of the old route which is great and, with all the other attractions for non-cyclists, it is turning the event into a real family day out"!
The event is sponsored by Burness Paull and Savills, who are donating goodie bags for all riders.
Compèred by Michael Gordon from local radio station Original 106, delicious food and drink from local businesses will also be provided, with home-baking by Anita from Teacake, meat treats from Bannerman Butcher and drinks from cocktail bar Orchid, who are teaming up with Porter’s Gin to provide liquid refreshments. For the vegetarian palate, Bonobo Cafe will also have a stall, as will a selection of local craft producers.
For more information, and to register, contact Neil Skene at NESS