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Cairngorms to Capital - an epic fundraising challenge!

Cyclist set off from Blair Atholl

This Saturday 1st December, an intrepid team of Link staff, friends and family took on an epic fundraising challenge to raise money for our Christmas appeal.


Starting at Coylumbridge, near Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands, our group undertook a mid-winter self-powered relay back to Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh. The first leg was a 36 mile run through the Cairngorms National Park, finishing off at Blair Atholl. From there a team of cyclists took up the baton and powered through the 85+ miles to Edinburgh. Battling the mid-winter conditions, including snow, ice and winds, our relay team did an amazing job and we completed the challenge! Follow their journey in the photo diary below.

All money raised from this challenge will be DOUBLED as part of our Big Give Christmas Challenge fundraising appeal, supporting our girls' education project in Ethiopia. If you would like to make a donation to support the cause, you can do so here

Runners set off from Coylumbridge

Cyclists set off from Blair Atholl

Running through the mountain pass

Views over the River Tay at Logierait

Snow over the Cairngorms!

Cyclists pass the baton (water bottle) in Bankfoot

After sunset, the runners have made it to Blair Atholl finish line!

Cyclists at the finish line!

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