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Calum Magowan’s 24 Hour Relay Charity Cycle for CRY

Written by Abbi Hutton
30/01/19 - 17:19


On Friday the 18th of January, the Cathcart team raised around £200 for Calum who took part in the Strathpeffer 24 Hour Mountain Bike Race. This was to raise money in memory of their friend Ben Forsyth who they looked up to and admired as a friend and cyclist. Funds were raised for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) who offer support to young people and families dealing with heart disease.


Every week in the UK at least 12 people who are deemed fit and healthy die from undiagnosed cardiac problems. CRY helps reduce the sudden deaths by working with doctors and specialists to protect families and young people and save them from fatal cardiac conditions.


Here at Cathcart, Calum describes the experience, “The Strathpeffer event was brutal. The hardest 24hrs of my life. The race is based in Strathpeffer just north of Inverness and throughout the whole 24hrs the temperature didn’t go above 0 Degrees – this along with the 16hours of darkness meant for difficult bike riding. Throughout the whole event I had one thing on my mind “do this for Ben”, he was the reason we were there, and that thought was the only motivation both myself and my teammates had when getting ready to go back out for a 2AM lap…and then again at 4AM. The Strathpeffer is possibly the most horrendous thing I will do in my life – but I loved ALMOST every minute of it.”


Everyone is extremely proud of Calum and his teammates for participating in The Strathpeffer race and raising a grand total of £2,256.79 from their £750 target. If you would like to donate please see the link attached: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/56cm1?fbclid=IwAR2Un15MEUMyf5FsI5p2W-Q9021QJg2-cK0BZr9_o0R1lJecamZZWWspZd0