Media Release: Provost urges local girls to get on their bikes for Cycletta Scotland


LIZ Grant, Provost of Perth & Kinross, has issued a call to action to Perthshire’s young ladies to take inspiration from the upcoming Commonwealth Games and follow in the treadmarks of British Olympian, Victoria Pendleton, by embracing the humble bicycle and challenging themselves to participate in Cycletta Scotland this Autumn.

The Provost is set to open Scotland’s Macmillan Cycletta event for a second year running when it returns to the historic grounds of Scone Palace on Sunday 5th October.

The event series, which is also backed by Olympian Victoria Pendleton CBE, attracted over 600 participants last year despite the rain and this year hopes to encourage more women and girls to sign up and take part.

Commenting on the event, Liz said: “I am delighted to welcome Macmillan Cycletta back to Scotland and Perthshire and to be part of this fantastic event.

“In the year when Scotland comes under the world’s sporting spotlight as hosts of The Commonwealth Games and The Ryder Cup, it’s great to offer an event that encourages more and more women into cycling and I especially hope that the young women of Scotland sign up and take part.”

Pictured with the Provost were two young ladies from Perth High School. Amy Bauchope (15) and Rosa Hollas (15), both of whom are considering taking part in the challenge.

Amy commented: “I’d really love to take part. I’m hoping to get a bike for my birthday which is this month and I’ve asked my Mum if she’d like to take part with me. It would be my first major sporting event and really great fun.”

This year ladies aged 12 and upwards will be able to sign up for 20km, 40km, 70km and, for those ladies wanting to set themselves a bigger challenge, there is the newly introduced 100km.

Young ladies aged between 12 and 16 years-old can also take part when accompanied by an adult, opening the event up to as wide an audience as possible.

For the younger children, Cycletta Scotland will also host a Scootathlon taking place on the same day.

The Scootathlon is a mini fun triathlon for children between the ages of four and eight where they scoot, bike and run. Girls and boys will race together in various age categories, completing a 390m Scoot, 390m Bike and 250m Run.

The Cycletta website offers a host of information on training, race day advice and bike maintenance.

Also, keep an eye on the Cycletta blog, Twitter (@cycletta) and www.facebook.com/cycletta to stay up-to-date with the latest news and developments.

To confirm your place visit: http://www.humanrace.co.uk/cycletta


For further information please contact:

Kim Bauchope

E: k.bauchope@volpa.co.uk

T: 01738 658187

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About Human Race

Human Race is the UK’s largest and most diverse mass participation events company; owning and delivering over 50 events in triathlon, cycling, running, duathlon and open water swimming for over 70,000 participants of all abilities and ages each year. The highly prestigious portfolio of events includes 11 triathlons, nine cycling events, ten running events, seven open water swims, and six kid’s events.

These events bring together an active community of people taking part in sporting events for reasons ranging from fitness, competition, charity, health, fun or to simply finish. The participants vary from nervous first timers from four to 80 through to world champions. Collectively, the events raise millions of pounds for hundreds of charities.


About Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Working alongside people affected by cancer, Macmillan works to improve cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. If you are affected by cancer

Macmillan can help. For more information, please visit www.macmillan.org.uk or free phone 0808 808 0000 for an information pack.

About: Fundraising. Please note that no revenue made from the registration fee for Macmillan Cycletta events is given to charity and that any money received by Macmillan is as a direct result of fundraising undertaken by participants. Fundraising is optional, with no minimum pledge undertaken by participants.

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