DCC's Ross Duncan to ride 124km for 124 consecutive days
December 17, 2018
Fellow Dunfermline Club cyclist is taking on a huge challenge by pedalling the equivalent of Dunfermline to London and back 12 times!
Ross plans to ride 124km every day for a gruelling 124 consecutive days to secure vital funds for Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS).
IT technician Ross Duncan, 32, will cycle a total of 15,404km – and on the 125th day he'll aims to complete hill repetitions totalling an ascent of 15,404 ft
He's chosen 15,404 as that's the number of children who could benefit from the care that CHAS provide and the charity is striving to reach. The challenge, which he'll start tomorrow, Tuesday 18th December, will span five months until the finish in April and, given the winter weather, will be a mix of outdoor riding and using the indoor training simulator, Zwift.
Anyone who would like to join Ross – either on the road, or in the virtual world, can do so whenever he rides.
Laura Campbell, community fundraiser at CHAS, said: “We are incredibly thankful to Ross for taking on this enormous test of physical and mental endurance for the benefit of our families and wish him well in his endeavor. We hope to see riders and supporters come out to encourage him, both on the road or through the wonders of technology.
The local cycling community is already rallying to give Ross the support he needs to complete the challenge – Dunfermline Cycling Club provided training kit, while Nicholson’s Cycles in Dundee (Ross's home town) are sponsoring a new road bike.