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Final push in year long cycling challenge

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By Fiona Reid
Final push in year long cycling challenge

A WOMAN from Dalbeattie has been cycling every day for a nearly a year to raise funds in memory of her sister.

Margie Bryson lost her elder sibling, Katherine Heath, to cancer last November.

And now she wants to help raise money towards the cost of school holiday care for her niece, Katherine’s daughter Hannah, who has special needs.

Margie took up mountain biking in lockdown last year as a personal challenge. Initially, she vowed to cycle 10km minimum every day for a month in May 2020. However, her goal continued to extend after reaching various milestones.

She has now set her sights on completing a full year of cycling every day, which has already included Christmas Day and her 50th birthday.

At the very minimum, she gets in 10km whatever the weather and has done more than double that distance on some days.

So far Margie has covered over 3000 miles in distance and by the end of the challenge next month, she will have climbed over 20,000 feet in elevation, equivalent to seven times the height of Everest.

She has smashed her original £500 target and fundraising now stands at more than £790. To donate, go to


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