A Carnoustie woman is urging local families to get on their bikes this autumn and help raise vital funds for free end of life nursing care in the town.
Petra McMillan, a voluntary patron for Marie Curie, hopes people of all abilities in Angus will take part in the 15th Dundee Cyclathon on September 11.
Petra was the first person to sign up for the 26 mile-long challenge on the Green Circular cycle path, which is suitable for all ages and abilities.
She said: ”This is not a race, it is a great day out for all ages and all abilities - last year we had a five-year-old take part on a bike with no gears.
“We just want to see people out there, having fun, enjoying the atmosphere and perhaps raising some funds for Marie Curie in the process.”
Though not obligatory, participants can opt to raise sponsorship for Marie Curie, the charity that provides free professional nursing care at home to individuals with a range of terminal conditions, including cancer.
Every penny raised stays in the DD postcode area.
Petra, who is no stranger to cycling challenges herself, added: ”I’m embarrassed to say but I was born in Dundee and worked there for many years but I’ve never done the Green Circular. My husband and I will hijack some friends and just have a lazy pedal round the route, taking it all in. It’s a great way to spend a few hours.”
Entries cost £12 for an individual, £20 for a family of four and £35 for a team.
To enter visit www.entrycentral.com/Cyclathon or call Ian on 07952 537249.