£11,000 raised for LITIG Charity Bike Ride
Litig are delighted to announce that their newly formed cycling team not only completed the Loch Ness Etape cycling event at the weekend, but with your generous support, they have raised over £11,000 for Macmillan.
It was a painfully early Sunday morning start in Inverness for the finely honed athletes of Team Litig, as they joined more than 5,000 entrants on the starting line for the 66 mile trip around Loch Ness. Weather conditions were unfamiliar to the Scottish contingent (the 2 Davids) as it was neither raining, snowing or blowing a gale, and the team crossed the starting line just after 6:30am resplendent in their figure hugging Litig cycling shirts.
With so many cyclists involved it was inevitable that the group split up fairly quickly, although John, David(W) and Stu managed to stick together and crossed the line shoulder to shoulder in a time of 4 hours 24 minutes. Andy arrived 13 minutes later - just as the team were tucking into their first pint of the day! Keith was there already having finished in a very respectable time of 3 hours 35, so the team sat down in the sun to wait for David Aird’s return and complete a Team Litig full-house.
It would be a long wait.
Having realised the absurdity of riding a bike up one of the hills on the course (5 miles long and climbing 400 metres) David took the sensible option and decided to walk it! Having completely destroyed his cycling shoes in the process, it was some achievement therefore when he crossed the finishing line in a time of 6 hours 27.
Predictably, the rest of the day was spent in an extended re-hydration session with plenty of good food, good wine, whisky and the odd porn star Martini!
It was a fantastic effort from the team, who were spurred on by all of the encouraging words and generous donations which raised such an incredible amount for Macmillan.