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.

Round Strathaven Virtual Cycle 2020 Results

Firstly a HUGE thank you to everyone that participated in our "virtual" challenge. Below is a summary of donations to date :

Entry fees donated : £1580
JustGiving donations : £2380
Other donations : £210
Sponsorship of Iain Park's cycle : £6388 (with more due so hopefully £6500+)

However if you didn't manage the challenge for any reason we would still be delighted to accept your donation : The page will remain open for another few days.

We are overwhelmed by everyone's generosity and can assure you that these funds will make a massive difference to HHI and Kilbryde Hospice.

Hopefully we will be able to send an update on how the donations will be used in the coming weeks.

Also please keep a look out for emails early next year hopefully advising the date of the return of the REAL RS50 / RS15 - cakes and all!

Many thanks again

The Round Strathaven Committee
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4 weeks ago

Round Strathaven 50

We are delighted to report that the 83 year old founder of the RS50, Iain Park, completed the FULL 50 miles on Sunday.

Iain completed the route in 4 1/2 hours averaging 11.5mph despite some cold and wet conditions for the first half. Iain was accompanied by Eric Rice who was celebrating his 75th Birthday and 80 year old John Millar (who had stolen his wife's e-bike). A combined age of 238 !!!!

An incredible and inspiring trio! If you would like to donate in recognition of their achievement this can be made via our JustGiving page :

Thanks also to Don & Ewan Nicolson, John Thomson and Gillian & Douglas Lamb who accompanied the three on the cycle. Special thanks to John Schofield who organised amazing sausage and bacon rolls at his mother's house in Glassford. RS50 catering standards were upheld!

Finally thanks to all the other cyclists that have undertaken the route and helped raise almost £2000 so far. If you haven't taken on the challenge then there is still another week to go
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