This Friday (30th August), bike riding enthusiasts will take to the Knockhill track to participate in the 2nd running of the Enable Scotland – Cycle the World Challenge. None other than, two times World 4000m Pursuit Champion Graeme Obree, will be on hand to start the 6, 12 and 24hr endurance races.
Team’s have been fund raising all year, with all proceeds going to Enable Scotland. The event will see solo, duo and teams of four tackle the twists and dips of Knockhill over the 24 hour period; with all participants hoping to eclipse, Mark Beaumont’s, round the world cycling feat.
Last year, Glasgow Green Cycle Club lapped the Knockhill circuit 353 times, travelling the equivalent of 459 miles. Whilst, incredibly, Doug Wood managed to do 262 laps (341miles) on his very own. In total, the riders managed to amass a staggering 5804 miles in the 24 hours, raising £23,630 for Enable Scotland.
Knockhill have a vested interest in this year’s event, with Knockhill commentator (Duncan Vincent), Knockhill photographer (Iain Struthers), Scottish motorcycle racer (Jimmy Storrar) and Scottish car racer (Scott Mackenzie) all set to compete. The lads have been practicing hard for the event and hope to raise as much as possible for a very worthwhile cause. You can contribute to their success via their Just Giving page.
You can also find out more about the event from the Cycle the World with Enable Scotland website.
If you’d like to come along and lend some moral support to all the racers embarking on the gruelling 24hr challenge, then head along to the circuit, admission is FREE. If you fancy having a go next year, come along and find out more about the event from the enthusiastic Enable Scotland team.