A cheque for 30,000 pounds was presented by Scotland's leading road cyclist, Evan Oliphant, on behalf of the Braveheart Fund, to the family of Jason MacIntyre, the three-time British time trial champion, who was killed in a collision with a vehicle while training near his home in Fort William in January.
A Jason Macintyre Memorial Fund was established by the Braveheart Fund within 24 hours of the tragedy, and immediately attracted donations from across the world. The fund provides support for Macintyre's widow Caroline and the couple's nine-year old twin daughters, Morgan and Chloe. Morgan has a serious kidney condition; her father, as well as being one of the country's top cyclists and tipped to go to the Beijing Olympics later this year, was her full-time caregiver.
Within a week, 20,000 pounds had been raised, and the fund remains open. Donations can be made via the Braveheart Fund, or directly to the "The Jason Macintyre Memorial Fund" at the Royal Bank of Scotland, Fort William Branch, account number: 00712593; sort code: 83-20-16. For more information, visit www.braveheartcyclingfund.com.