Killin’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is wheely big success

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The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Killin this year saw the second such event organised by Tom Murphy and his family – part of a worldwide charity event in aid of Prostate Cancer and Men’s Mental Health.

The first ride in 2016 raised just over £9,000, with only 20 riders taking part, making it the top fundraiser for the smallest ride in the world.
This year, on Sunday September 24 and 25, riders took part in the second ride out.

People from Killin and surrounding area braved the rain to support and wave off the 25 classic bike riders for the round trip of more than 70 miles, from Killin to Cruachan Visitors centre on the shores of Loch Awe.

Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors, the total raised so far for this year’s ride is £13,628 and rising.

A big thank you to Killin Co-op for donating coffee, tea and biscuits, hosted by Ann Watson, before the riders set off, and to Michael and Lynn Crow of The Courie Inn Killin for donating a warm hearty meal for the bikers following the ride, which was a fitting end to a wonderful day for some very damp riders.

Thanks also to Duncan MacKinnon for piping them off, Lix Toll Garage Killin for providing the support vehicle manned by John, Tom, Raymond, Jamie, Gordon and Pete, and to photographers Dave Hunt and Ron Allner.
To donate and help support this very worthy cause, visit The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Killin website.