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Bikers heading north, south, east and west

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MOTORCYCLISTS from the region will today attempt to travel to the furthest northern, southern, western and eastern points of Scotland – all on the same day.

Barry Richardson and other Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes riders are set to take on the ‘Sunrise to Sunset Dash’ to raise money for the charity.

He said: “Myself and other members of Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes are undertaking an endurance event on our motorcycles to raise much needed funds to enable us to continue this life saving service.

“We aim to travel to the furthest northern, southern, western and eastern points of mainland Scotland, all in daylight hours and on the same day.

“We start at sunrise from the Mull of Galloway lighthouse which is the southern point, then onto the west, then east ending at the most northerly point at Dunnet Head – hopefully before sunset!

“This is a mileage of over 700 miles, and Google Maps reckons it will take us over 18 hours to carry this out. We on the other hand will have 17 hours of daylight on the day! Will we make it, who knows . . . but all of us will give it a good shot.”

Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes initial £1000 target has been smashed, with the total currently sitting on £1265, but Barry hopes for even more.

He said: “The support we’ve received has been absolutely astounding. When I came up with the idea for the challenge, I thought to myself ‘everyone does top to bottom. What can we do to capture people’s imaginations and make it harder?’

“It just goes to show the generosity of the people of Dumfries and Galloway.”
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