A social cycle across Moray to honour those who served in the war and raise money for the Armed Forces charity PoppyScotland will take place next month.
Participators of the Moray Poppy Ride will embark at 8.30am on Saturday, November 2, for a 50-mile cycle from Elgin to Lossiemouth. This route takes cyclists past Moray’s war memorials and this year they have added a second route of 13 miles for advanced riders to take in more sights.
Last year, 85 riders took part in the charity cycling event raised and raised £800.
The Moray Poppy Ride was founded by Mervyn and Lindsey Stanley, a husband and wife who now live in Elgin. The couple used to live in Lossiemouth and have always felt an affinity with the military and RAF, with Mr Stanley’s grandfather serving for the Seaforth Highlanders in Dunkirk.
The local couple encourages all cycling enthusiasts get involved.
He adds: “It’s a great route, with great company for a great cause.
Gordon Michie, the Head of Fundraising at Poppyscotland, said: “The Moray Poppy Ride organised by Mervyn and Lindsey is a brilliant event that brings people together to do something fun, while also raising much-needed funds to support the Armed Forces communities across the country, including in the Highland and Islands.”
“We would wish all of those taking part this year the very best of luck.”
For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/moray-poppy-ride-tickets-75047931383.