Countdown to Charity Cycle Sportive - three weeks to go

August 11th 2014

There are just three weeks to go now until the fourth annual Frankie’s Charity Cycle Sportive in aid of Fishermen’s Mission Funds.

So get signed up for the big day – Sunday 31st August – and make sure you have your raffle tickets in aid of a good cause.

It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, or how good you are at cycling. The event is all about having fun.

Forms and tickets are available at the shop in Brae or you can phone 01806 522700 for more information.

Thanks to generous contributions from a whole range of sponsors, we have some great prizes for both the event itself and the raffle.

George Robertson Ltd has kindly donated three different sets of Monster headphones for the first cyclist over the line in the 10, 20 and 40 mile routes.  

And the raffle prizes will include a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, an iPad mini, £150 in cash, £100 in cash, a food hamper and a 10ft Whirlwind children’s trampoline. 

Since it began in 2011, the Charity Cycle Sportive has raised more than £10,000 for the Fishermen’s Mission.

So we are hoping for a big turnout again this year to help the Mission with its vital work.

The routes for the sponsored cycle are 40 miles (two times around a loop from Brae to Voe to Mossbank), 20 miles (once around the same loop) and 10 miles (Brae to Voe and back).

Frankie’s manager John Gold urged people to join in and support a very worthwhile cause.

“This is a fun event and enjoyment doesn’t depend on cycling ability – it really is open to everyone,” he said.

“The money raised all goes to support the good work the Fishermen’s Mission does for folk in our fishing community.”

Sponsors so far include Bon Accord Accountancy, BP, Scoop Wholefoods, Bristow Helicopters, Blueshell Mussels, Blydoit Fish, Shetland News, Morrison Construction, Aker Solutions, Blakeman’s, Petrofac, NB Communications, Platform Shetland, The Camera Centre, Brae Building Centre, Hughson Bros, Brae Garage, Johnson Transport, Shetland Janitorials, J W Gray & Co, Caber Coffee, Wm Fraser Potato Merchant, J A Cromarty, Shetland Farm Dairies, Russums, The Batter Company, Henry Colbeck, MSL Ltd, Knowles Food Services, Shetland Freezer Foods, Florigo, Serco Scatsta, Total and Goodyear Tyres.