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Community bursary boost for cycling enthusiasts in Fife

Wednesday, 09 May 2018

An annual event which encourages families to take up cycling and helps youngsters refine their skills on two wheels has received a bursary boost from Ross and Liddell.

Cyclofun 2018 has been awarded funding through the property management company’s annual community bursary scheme.

The annual Cyclofun event – which will take place on Saturday 11 August – is organised by four Fife Rotary Clubs (Cupar, Howe of Fife, North Fife and St Andrews).

Ross and Liddell bursary funding will be used to buy equipment and materials for this year’s event.

Martin Hepworth, of North Fife Rotary Club, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Ross and Liddell for the funding.

“Cycling is a fantastic form of exercise and it’s an activity that anyone, of any age, can take part in. The annual event is focused on gathering keen cyclists together and having a fun trip starting at Tayport common.

“Children, alongside their parents, can enjoy either a 5-mile or an 8-mile route through Tentsmuir Forest which offers them an attractive, and safe place to cycle at a leisurely pace.”

Set up in 2015, Cyclofun aims to encourage cyclists of any age but especially children and families to socialise and take part in more outdoor activities. Last year almost 150 people took part in the event.

The routes begin and finish at Tayport Common, and in addition to the cycling course, families can enjoy a great range of activities at the Tayport Gala.

Ross and Liddell specialises in property management and maintenance, as well as providing a comprehensive range of residential and commercial services including sales, lettings, surveying and insurance.

Now in its seventh year, the community bursary scheme was launched to provide support to organisations all over Scotland that make a vital difference in their community.

Cyclofun is one of 37 groups to receive funding in this bursary year.

Irene Devenny, managing director of Ross and Liddell, said: “We are very proud to be providing funding to almost 40 groups in communities all over Scotland in this year’s bursary scheme.

“It’s so important that events like Cyclofun have access to funding to encourage people of all ages to get outdoors and take part in fun and healthy activities.

“We are thrilled to offer our support and know that the funding will be put to good use.”

 

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