A group of Carnoustie men swapped the pub for the open road as they did their bit in the fight against cancer at the weekend.
The walkers from the Craw’s Nest bar, led by Mike Bell, set out on Saturday morning to walk the 24 miles from the pub to the other side of the Tay Bridge and home again in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
They had allowed themselves eight hours to tackle the route which took them along the coastal path to the bridge and back, but according to Mike, they kept up a brisk pace. He said: “We did well, we got an average of around six hours and 15 minutes there and back.
“Going out in the morning it was quite nice. It was cool and coming back the sun was out, so there’s a couple of guys with sun tans. Thirteen guys made it back and one guy made it to Fife and most of the way back but he did his ankle in.”
Although they do not have a total yet, Mike is confident of a good return. He said: “I think we are on course for about two grand and we had a great event on Saturday night with Declaration playing too. That was a really good event and the guys are now collecting in their sponsorship money.
“We were debating whether to do something on an annual basis, but we’re not sure yet. There are still some people getting over this year, but it is quite likely that we will do something.”
The trek was part of Macmillan’s Your Walk. Information: www.macmillan.org.uk