Get in saddle for Sick Kids fundraiser

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KEEN cyclists across Midlothian are being encouraged to get on their bikes to help with efforts to raise funds for Edinburgh’s Sick Kids Friends Foundation.

Megacycle, which takes place on May 6, is a non- competitive event open to cyclists of all abilities that aims to promote cycling.

More than 400 participants rode the scenic 20-mile route from Penicuik to Musselburgh Racecourse last year, and organisers are expecting the number to be higher than that this year.

Quintin Young, from the Midlothian Tourist Forum, who is organising the event, says it is “almost all downhill” and easily achievable with minimum effort.

He said: “I’m confident that this year will see an increase on last year’s 400-plus participants, and hopefully we will top last year’s total of £3170 raised for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation.

“This is the third year our Megacycle will be sponsored by [transport partnership] SEStran and we are extremely grateful for the support we have received from them since 2010.”