Kilt Ride raises over £1600 in its third year

Scotland’s largest motorcycle fundraiser to support the CSF Leak Association took place between 26th-28th May and included a full day tour of the Isle of Skye.

Starting at the historic ground of Bannockburn, passing Stirling Castle, the riders followed the tight twisty roads along Loch Lubnaig. This road led them to the magnificent and famous Glencoe Pass and on towards Fort William. From Fort William it was another great ride, stopping off to show respect at the Spean Commando Memorial, before enjoying the amazing ride on the A87 to the world famous Eilean Donan Castle. After brief stop for photo opportunities and rest, it was just a short ride on to The Isle of Skye. Kyleakin is just on the other side of the Skye bridge and was the perfect setting to call home for 2 nights.

Day two, involved a relaxed tour round the Island; taking in Skye's most breathtakingly stunning scenery, riding along smooth wide easy roads, as well as the more challenging, sheep dodging single track roads. It's the single tracks that take more concentration due to uneven cambers, gravel etc, but every meter was worth it. Returning back to base in Kyleakin, the bikers enjoyed a relaxed evening of food, drink, the charity auction and some light entertainment.

Day Three was open to participant's choice with two routes on offer. Route one was the reverse route of day one missing out Glencoe taking the B road from Spean to Dalwhinnie and onto the A9. The Route two option was a longer ride, looping up over the amazing Sheildaig and Torridon to Inverness then cutting down through the Cairngorms over the Lecht and Glenshee. Both routes ending at Perth Tesco and fragmenting as riders headed for home, after another hugely enjoyable and successful fundraising weekend.

As always, we wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Ray Michael (aka The Scotorian Biker) for his ongoing commitment to raising vital funds for the CSF Leak Association, and his dedication to raising awareness of the condition; and of course to the 70 wonderful bikers who took on the legendary Kilt Ride challenge!

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