The first Durness to Dingwall Cycle Challenge took place on Saturday 5th May 2007 in almost perfect conditions. Times ranged from 5hrs 41mins 34secs to 6hrs 30mins. The average time taken by all the cyclists was an amazing 5hrs 55mins 15secs. The very fit and not too saddle sore cyclists were Paul Garner (who originally suggested this event), Charlie Anderson, Steve Robertson, David Raffe, Jonathan Millar & Seoras Mackintosh.

The winners of the competition were as follows

Ranald Cameron 1st      £70 Waterstones voucher

Donald Noble 2nd         £50 Marks & Spencer voucher

Donnie Langlands 3rd    £20 Debenhams voucher

 Ranald and Donald both guessed the same time of 5hrs 55mins 55secs and there was a draw for 1st and 2nd place.

The overall amount of money raised was over £1600 which was split equally between the two funds in Malawi:-

 ·       EMMS International , Malawi Bike Ride 2007. William Mackintosh flew to Malawi on the 12th May to take part in a 300 mile, 5 day cycle to raise funds for medical projects in Southern Malawi. Over £5,000 was raised in sponsorship.

·        Linda’s Fund. This fund has been established in memory of Linda Nelson who taught geography at Fortrose Academy. The purpose of the fund is to provide Further & Higher educational bursaries to pupils in the Mulanje area of Southern Malawi to assist them to continue their education.  So far Linda’s Fund has raised over £6,800.


Very many thanks to all those who took part or donated.  For photo link click here