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Inverness friends gear up for a race against the clock on the NC500


By Gregor White


Ewan MacDonald (left) and Gavin Johnston will attempt to cycle the NC500 in 40 hours to raise money for the Archie Foundation.
Ewan MacDonald (left) and Gavin Johnston will attempt to cycle the NC500 in 40 hours to raise money for the Archie Foundation.

A pair of friends will take on the North Coast 500 by bike in aid of charity

Ewan MacDonald (43) and Gavin Johnston (55) are hoping to complete the route in 40 hours.

They will be cycling in aid of the Archie Foundation which provides extra care and treats for children while they are being treated in hospital.

For Mr MacDonald, the challenge will be the first time he has made it round the whole of the NC500 circuit.

“We really wanted to do something different and that would push us to our limits, a challenge that will be tough,” he said.

“We are training at the moment, but it will definitely be physical and mental challenge and the weather will also play a big part in how things go.

“We have chosen the Archie Foundation as it makes a real difference to sick children when they are in hospital or need long-term medical treatment.

“The Archie Foundation provides extras that make the experience of being in hospital as positive as it can possibly be for children and their families.”

The pair plan to cycle between August 28 and 30, starting and finishing at Inverness Castle.

To donate, go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ewanm-gavinj-nc500



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