Aberdeen brothers rack up 3,000 miles in charity cycle effort

Craig and Lewis Moir are aiming to cycle 10,000 miles each over the course of 12 months.
Craig and Lewis Moir are aiming to cycle 10,000 miles each over the course of 12 months.

Two Aberdeen brothers are pedalling up a marathon effort on a long-distance fundraising cycle challenge.

Craig and Lewis Moir are aiming to cycle 10,000 miles each over the course of 12 months to bring in funds and raise awareness of mental health.

Now four months into the challenge they began on November 1 – the 10th anniversary of their father’s death – the pair have covered nearly 3,290 miles, clocking up nearly 200 hours in the saddle.

The first four months took in 120 bike rides, with a total of 193 hours and 45 minutes in the saddle. Those trips included climbs of more than 34,000 metres – and five punctures.

The pair have brought in more than £2,300 so far – 77% of their target – for Mental Health Aberdeen (MHA), Mind and The Scottish Association for Mental Health.

The pair wanted to do something to take away the stigma and lack of understanding surrounding mental health after losing their father to suicide 10 years ago.

To make a donation visit www.justgiving.com/teams/10000miles

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