A team of 56 cyclists representing Colliers International's Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester and Uxbridge offices are poised to set off from the Quay in Oban this Saturday (8 June), on a 125-mile route charity cycle challenge, dubbed the Great Glen Dash. Taking in some of the most scenic and demanding terrain in the Scottish Highlands, the firm’s seventh cycle challenge ends in Inverness on Monday, by which time the team hopes to have beaten this year’s target of £20,000. Funds raised for this year’s event will be divided equally between Cancer Research UK and the North West Children’s Support Group, adding to the more than £100,000 already raised for these charities since its inception in 2005.
The three-day Great Glen Dash, which is being supported by Creagan Inn and Morrisons, will finish at the Waterside Hotel in Inverness on Monday (10 June), at 2.00pm. The challenge will see the riders cover a minimum of 125 miles, with many taking the sportive challenge and adding an extra 32 miles to this distance.
Tony Horrell, said: “The team has been training hard and are looking forward to joining their colleagues to take on the challenge offered by this magnificent and picturesque Highland trail. They have also been busy fundraising and we hope to surpass the £20,000 target.”
Colliers International has previously organised and participated in a number of charity cycle rides, with past trips taking in Northern Ireland, Benelux, Hungary and France.
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Day 1 – Oban to Glencoe – departing at 12 noon on Saturday 8 June 2013 from the quay near the railway station in Oban. A group photocall will take place at the quay.
Day 2 - Glencoe to Fort Augustus
Day 3 – Fort William to Inverness – Finishing on Monday 10 June at the Waterside Hotel, Inverness at 2.00pm. A group photocall will take place outside at Inverness Castle.