Sean goes down a storm

240812 STV weatherman sean batty on sponsored cycle through linlithgow.
240812 STV weatherman sean batty on sponsored cycle through linlithgow.
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scotland’s favourite weatherman, Sean Batty, cycled into Linlithgow on Friday on a charity venture with Jock the dog.

Sean cycled over 50 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh to raise money for the STV Appeal 2012, and the duo couldn’t help stopping in the royal burgh for a tasty treat at the So Strawberry Caffe.

Sean has been in training for months for the challenge and wee Jock also received expert advice from a dog trainer ahead of his canine agility challenge at the Scottish 
Kennel Club Show in Edinburgh, which he was en route to for Saturday’s event.

Sean said: “I have driven from Glasgow to Edinburgh many times but never cycled the route so I jumped at the chance to take on this challenge for the STV Appeal.

‘‘Last year I cycled from Stornoway to Lochboisdale to raise awareness and funds for children and young people 
affected by poverty in Scotland, and it’s fantastic that this year Jock is helping with the fundraising efforts.”

Supporting them along the way were Megan Kelly, Amy Thomson, Emma Whitehead and Pamela Kelly of the So Strawberry Caffe who handed over a £500 cheque for the STV Appeal and a well deserved cup of tea!

On completing the gruelling cycle, Sean tweeted: “Time for bath me thinks! Glad to say finished the cycle! Was hard work and complete mud bath!”

The STV Appeal raises money for children and young people affected by poverty and was launched in 2011 by The Hunter Foundation and STV, raising almost £1.3 million. The Scottish Government has committed to match fund the total raised. To donate visit www.stv.tv/appeal follow Sean on Twitter (@SeanBattySTV).