Bus team in saddle for charity ride

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Staff from Lothian Buses will swap four wheels for two when they take part in Scotland’s biggest bike ride on September 11.

A 39-strong team of bus drivers, management and IT staff will join around 9000 other cyclists peddling from Glasgow to Edinburgh for the Pedal for Scotland charity event.

The challenge ride, now in its 13th year, will see cyclists of all ages travel the 51 miles.

The Lothian Buses team will donate all money raised from sponsorship to the St Columba’s Hospice and the Edinburgh-based charity, Children with Cancer and Leukaemia Advice and Support for Parents (CCLASP).

Lothian Buses managing director Ian Craig said: “We’re delighted that our staff will be participating in this event, and some have really gone that extra mile by cycling to work as part of their training.

“One member of staff has already raised more than £600, so we’re looking forward to seeing what target everyone can achieve as a team. It’s a fantastic opportunity for everyone – from sports enthusiasts to friends and families.”