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BP Coast2Coast 250 mile Cycle in aid of Prostate Scotland

Prostate Scotland is thrilled to be one of the nominated beneficiaries of the 11th  BP Coast2Coast Cycle in May.  This fundraising event has raised over £1.4m for a number of charities since its inception in 2008. This year, the 75 strong group will cycle a distance of 250 miles across Scotland.

The BP C2C group have had fantastic support over the past ten years from within the BP community as well as from the general public. The group’s aim is to continue fundraising for exceptional local charities and offer a sociable cycling challenge for many – those new to cycling and those more experienced.  This year’s nominated charities are:  Gravitate North East, Mental Health Aberdeen, Streetwork, Aberdeen Foyer and Prostate Scotland.

To support their fundraising, the organising committee have invited three inspirational speakers to spend an evening each speaking about their fantastic sporting achievements in mountaineering, sailing and cycling at Camphill School in Bieldside, Aberdeen.  The first of these talks takes place on Thursday 11 April.  One of Scotland’s leading winter climbers, Simon Richardson, will talk about his mountaineering adventures in the Alps, Alaska and Greenland; Colin and Ana Ladd will talk about swapping their jobs in Aberdeenshire for a 13m sailing yacht, and their round-the-world voyage by way of the South Pacific, Patagonia, and the Falklands; and Dean Stott, who cycled the Pan American Highway – a 14,000 mile route from Argentina to Alaska – gaining two world records and raising an incredible amount of money for charity.  Information and tickets are available here.

Adam Gaines, Director of Prostate Scotland said “this coast to coast cycle ride is a huge undertaking and we would like to express our thanks to all the riders for participating in this amazing challenge.  We would also like to thank them for having nominated Prostate Scotland to be one of the beneficiary charities – the support from the ride will be a major help to us in our work to provide vital information packs and help to men in Scotland with prostate cancer.”

More information on their fundraising can be found here:  uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/BPC2C11

Thank you very much to the BP C2C group and organising committee for their support and we look forward to working with them this year.