Fire crews warm up for charity cycle

Kinlochleven firefighters get in gear for their cycle. From front left Danny Moan, Mark Macmillan, Kevin Sweeney, Colin Tompson and Murray Dunn. Back row from left, Peter Davidson, Hugh Mackay, Patrick Macinnes, Chloe Cameron, Kat Barna.

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Crews from Kinlochleven Fire Station are taking part in a socially distanced sponsored cycle, on Sunday, covering 200 miles round Loch Leven while wearing their full fire kit.

Ten members of the crew will attempt to cover 200 miles, 10 laps of Loch Leven (or as many miles as possible) within a 12-hour time period in a bid to raise £1,000 to be divided equally between Kinlochleven Primary School and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Family Support Trust.

This will be no easy challenge as fire kit is designed to provide protection from extreme heat, so it is safe to say the crew will be lovely and warm no matter what the weather throws at them.

Kinlochleven Fire and Rescue is also looking for new recruits to join the team. To apply candidates should visit the myjobscotland website or contact the Fort William district office on 01397 707670 for more information. Potential candidates are required to live within five minutes of the station.