Kintyre cyclists prepare for ‘Around the world in a day’

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Kintyre Wheelers Robbie Semple has reported that the Mark Beaumont 240 mile challenge to cycle from Kintyre to Aberdeen, which was planned for August 31, has been rescheduled to next spring.

Robbie said: ‘Stephen Blackstock and myself, along with a couple of other riders, will still attempt the ride on August 31 and use it as a training ride for the ‘big one’ next spring.

Robbie is inviting anyone interested in the rescheduled event next spring to get in touch. The commitment is £75 entry fee and £1000 sponsorship in aid of the STV children’s appeal. The date is yet to be confirmed.

Robbie said: I’d like to hear from anyone interested in taking part in some, or all, of the practice run on August 31, and of course, sponsorship would be very welcome.’

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Kintyre Wheelers have now set up an online electronic membership page with British Cycling.

All club members, other than those who have joined recently, must renew their membership in order to compete at events.

Members are advised to use the URL below to check that their details are correct. Membership costs £15 plus £1 British Cycling charge. In future, newsletters will be sent via the British Cycling club management tool to paid club members only.

The club regrets that the Ride of the falling Rain – Islay has been cancelled.

The Kilberry loop Sportive with a distance of 40 miles, has been organised for Saturday, August 10.  To enter visit

The next TT has been provisionally arranged for August 18.