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Carbon Financial Partners undertake charity cycle to raise £50,000 for us

We are very excited and exceedingly grateful that Carbon Financial Partners are undertaking a fantastic cycle challenge to raise £50,000 for us!

The team from Carbon will cycle 500 gruelling miles in five days at the end of August, and will be receiving support and advice from five of our role model Champions. The mountainous cycle route includes the Bealach Na Ba, one of the hardest climbs in the UK.

Our Champions, adventure cyclist Mark Beaumont, triathlete Catriona Morrison, mountain biker Ruaridh Cunningham and cyclists Charline Joiner and Fiona Duncan, are supporting the fundraising efforts of the team.

Mark commented, “I am pleased to be supporting the fundraising challenge. I’ve cycled the North Coast 500 mile route and know how tough those hills are, so the team have set themselves a great test of endurance. Not giving up when things get tough is an important learning for young people today. By raising funds for Winning Scotland Foundation, the Carbon team will be helping the charity’s work so that more of Scotland’s children can achieve their personal best in life.”

And Catriona Morrison added, “It will be a tough cycle but ultimately the end goal will be finishing and handing the money to a fantastic charity. It is important that we support Scotland’s children; we can create a culture today that will benefit them for their future. Winning Scotland Foundation has already established projects which are benefiting children around the country, the funds raised will allow these to be extended to reach more young people.”

The team held a launch photocall in June with pupils from Gracemount Primary School and we’ll keep you updated with further pictures and vlogs as the team prepare for the five day challenge.

If you’d like to support the fundraising by making a donation, you can do so at https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/carbonhighland500