TWO cyclists from Mauchline have raised over £2,000 for Cancer Research.

Roy Davidson and Alan Cook cycled the length of Scotland in a day as they smashed their £675 target.

The pair set off on their marathon 330-mile trek from John O’Groats in the early hours of Saturday, June 9, arriving in Coldstream 18hrs later.

Roy explained why they took on the challenge. He said: “We both had family members who had experienced cancer so we looked for an opportunity to fundraise to support them and the Beatson centre.

“We had a few beers one night and decided that a long distance cycle would be a good idea.”

He added: “We looked at going from the east coast to the west coast but that would only be about 120 miles.

“We then looked at the John O’Groats to England and we thought that would be better and to trying to do it in 24hrs.”

Roy was overwhelmed with the support the charity ride has received.

He said: “So far, we’ve raised £2,810. The support has been phenomenal, we only set a target of raising £675 which was the total number of miles we would cycle combined. It looks like we might reach £3,000 so the support has been fantastic.

“We are both members of Loudoun Road Club and we we’d like to thank Bikepost in Troon who serviced our bikes.”

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