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Mental Health Cycle for Scot

Three men from Giffnock will be cycling 120 miles in two days to raise awareness of the benefits of cycling on mental wellbeing.

Ed Smith, Tony McLaren and John Carruthers will be taking to the saddle on 23rd-24th May, beginning in Plockton in Lochalsh and cycling on a route around the Isle of Skye. The trio will be ably supported by their friend Jean-Charles Sibille, who will be driving the support vehicle.

Tony said: "We're looking forward to meeting as many people as we can on the route and giving that little bit of encouragement to get active and enjoy the beautiful Scottish scenery. Exercise can have really positive benefits on mental wellbeing." 

Tony is National Coordinator of Breathing Space, and completed a 600 mile 'Mental Health Cycle for Scotland' in partnership with Samaritans last year. This year's cycle follows on from Mental Health Awareness Week (11-17 May).

Follow the trio’s journey on Twitter via @MHCycleforScot and the hashtag #MHCycleforScot