So now it’s Sunday and I am at Murrayfield Stadium.
Waiting on about 15 cyclists who are cycling in our Pedal 4 Paul team in the Pedal for Scotland bike ride.
I had to decide time to be there and went for 12-4 – but that meant I missed our fabulous young trio of cyclists – Tabby, Ruby and Danielle – who cycled 10 miles in the family ride. They looked amazing as you can see from the photographs. Tabby is our youngest Ambassador and we are very proud of her.
Oh and they have raised over £700 too between them.
It was a lovely day to be waiting there – we have been there for three years now and this was by far the nicest weather – it is such a great event to be part of – cyclists who arrive in looking elated at having cycled 47 miles – our youngest cyclist doing the entire 47 miles was Daniel Brennan – what a wee star – he barely looked tired though he was keen to get onto the bus home. He cycled with his dad Dave who was super proud of him.
There was also John – three times cycling Pedal for Scotland in our Pedal 4 Paul team- Morgan cycling it in memory of her pal Michaela, Rosemary and Ronnie doing it to celebrate the end of Tabby’s treatment earlier this year, Mike and Roddy McLean and Caroline Cassels cycling in Team Millie.
Total raised so far (and money still coming in) is over £3000 – all that will go into Paul’s fund so that when the Retreat is build Paul’s parents, Ruth and Steven, and sister Gillian and her fiance Nic will decide what the money raised over the years will be spent on.
If you would like to join our team Pedal 4 Paul – cycling next year in Pedal for Scotland or in any cycling event do get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.
One requirement for joining our team is to wear odd socks! Paul always wore odd socks so this is our extra way of honouring this remarkable and lovely young man.