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Community / North to south cycle for fundraising fire fighter

Lewis Clark.

A FUNDRAISER is set to cycle from Scotland’s most northerly fire station in Unst to the country’s most southerly one in Dumfries and Galloway in aid of two fire fighter charities.

Lewis Clark, who is a crew manager at Bathgate Fire Station, will set off from the Baltasound station on 30 August.

The trip to Drummore in Dumfries and Galloway is expected to span over 600 miles.

Lewis is raising money for the Fire Fighters Charity and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s (SFRS) family support trust.

He believes the trip might take around seven days, with both road and off-road in the schedule.

“It’s definitely going to be tough, but the places I’m passing through are amazing so they should provide some distraction from the sore legs,” Lewis said.

“If the weather plays ball it will be great, if it doesn’t it’s going to be a soggy one, but still enjoyable.”

The fire fighter said it is the biggest single journey he has done by bike, but he feels “well up for it because it’s for such good causes”.

He said the SFRS Family Support Trust and the Fire Fighters Charity both provide “vital support to fire service employees and their families in the greatest times of need”.

To donate, visit Lewis’ fundraising page here.