Graeme gets on his bike for United Club

Pedal for Scotland
Pedal for Scotland

Bo’ness United supporter and keen cyclist Graeme Lyle is taking part in a charity cycle next month to raise funds for a defibrillator for Newtown Park.

Graeme is a member of the United Club which is raising funds for the life-saving equipment to be used at Newtown Park.

On Sunday, September 7, Graeme will be up with the lark at the starting line at Glasgow Green to cycle the 110 -mile route of the freshnlo Pedal for Scotland.

He thinks it should take him about six hours to complete the challenge depending on the weather. The Lothian Street resident is training hard at the moment to ensure that time, averaging about 100 miles per week.

He told the Journal and Gazette: “I have been in serious training since April.”

Graeme will have to steel himself this year as he has only ever done the shorter 47-mile challenge ride in previous years.

The ride starts in Glasgow and the route for the 47 mile Challenge ride goes along Linlithgow High Street where some of the cyclists stop off at The Peel for lunch before heading on to Murrayfield to cross the finish line.

Graeme and the other sportive riders will take a slightly different route incorporating some of the best sections of the Scottish cycle racing circuits. Climbs are steep on the sections which include the A77 10 mile Time Trial, sections of the Moscow APR and the Strathaven Anderside Classic.

Bo’ness United chairman George Sansom said: “We applaud Graeme and the United Club for this. We had already discussed the possibility of obtaining the equipment for use at home matches.”

The United Club has raised over £25,000 since 2008 and will be delighted to receive donations for Graeme.