The ‘Round Strathaven 50’ Charity cycle event was held for the first time in 2002, using the same route as two 50 mile sponsored walks organised by the Strathaven Scout Group in 1968 and 1970. It has attracted an increasing number of participants each year, and in its 16 years to date has raised over £100,000 for the benefit of both the Strathaven Scouts and Guides, a number of local Scottish Charities including Capability Scotland, CHAS Scotland, the East Kilbride based Kilbryde Hospice Appeal and Child Line in Scotland and also of the Charity, Health Help International, for its work of healing and help for the poor and destitute in Southern India and Zambia.

2 weeks ago

Round Strathaven 50
A really helpful update / warning on current road conditions to be aware of if you are out training on the 50-mile route from a previous participant, Ian Morton: I've cycled the route quite recently and in the main the roads are in great condition, the resurfacing on MIllheugh after Stonehouse in particular has massively improved the route. Current issue is the loose chipping South Lanarkshire has used to resurface the road between Louden Hill and Drumclog so it might be worth mentioning that in your social media or emails in case anyone signs up and starts practicing the route. I'm sure by the time the event comes it will be bedded in but right now it's borderline dangerous if you're on a bike unfortunately. ... See MoreSee Less
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