Sensory services set for uplift from 75-mile bike ride

Richard Lochhead MSP

Fundraisers are set to take to the roads of Moray this weekend for a challenging 75-mile ride aimed at raising funds for a sensory services charity.

Joining cycling enthusiasts on Sunday’s Glen Moray Bike Ride will be Richard Lochhead MSP, who has been training hard for the event between his duties as Moray’s representative and a Cabinet Secretary at the Scottish Government.

Fundraisers will take in a route that covers much of Moray’s coastline as well as heading inland as far as Grantown before returning through Speyside to end at the Glen Moray Distillery near Elgin.

The run is in aid of North East Sensory Services (NESS), which provides a range of services to people with sensory impairment of all ages. NESS also provides voluntary services such as social and activity groups and a wide range of in-house and transcribed publications and recordings.

Mr Lochhead said: “I am delighted to be able to support the Glen Moray Bike Ride for North East Sensory Services.

“The bike ride offers three route options – a family friendly 10 miles, a 25 mile route and a 75 mile route. I am looking forward to joining the riders who are out to raise funds and I am hopeful of completing the full 75 miles.

“Support for people with sensory impairment is vitally important to ensure they don’t become isolated, with modern technology, the work of volunteers for talking books and newspapers and support to access other services NESS pull together a wide range of fantastic work and are a thoroughly deserving cause.

“Events like this are not only a great way to raise money but also to get fit at the same time and I would urge folk to take part in charity bike rides, walks and other activities, which can be a lot of fun.”

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