Kirkcudbright Rotary Club's Galloway Recycle Sportive raises more than £3,000 for charity

By Stuart Gillespie

More than £3,000 was raised at this year’s Galloway Recycle Sportive.

The Rotary Club of Kirkcudbright organised the event which gave 104 riders the chance to enjoy three routes that started and finished in Kirkcudbright.

The challenging but enjoyable courses covered 30 miles, 67 miles and 80 miles, ensuring different levels of fitness and stamina were catered for. All the routes took the riders through a variety of quiet, beautiful scenery along the coast, beside lochs, through woodland and up and down some fantastic hills with a total of 3,269 ft of climbing.

Despite the light drizzle for much of the course, all the riders enjoyed their day and commented on the excellent signage, marshalling and cheerful encouragement en route by Rotarians, spouses and friends.

The feed stations proved very welcome as did the great food provided at the finish by members of the ladies from the Kirkcudbright Inner Wheel.

The event raised more than £3000, a very welcome boost to the Rotary Club’s fundraising efforts which were severely curtailed last year because of Covid. As well as supporting a cycling charity in Kilmarnock, the money will be used to fund the many local and international charity projects in which the club is involved.

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