Some of the stars of world cycling will be pedaling along the roads of Ayrshire, Scotland, on Saturday, October 28, as part of a fundraising ride for the Braveheart Cycling fund. Sean Kelly, the Irishman who was world number one for much of the 1980s, and Scotland’s Olympic champion Chris Hoy will lead the rides, over distances of 23 or 43 miles. They will be joined by Graeme Obree - the subject of a recently premiered feature film - as well as Allan Peiper, Ross Edgar, James McCallum and Kate Cullen.
Anyone can register to join in these rides, where the emphasis is on participation and fun rather than fitness and speed. Kelly, Hoy and Obree will not be at the front, leading the charge, but have instead promised to move around the groups of cyclists, sharing their experiences and passing on tips to all participants. Last year, the ride counted 400 participants, and organisers are hoping to break the 500 barrier in 2006.
For more information got to www.braveheartfund.com.