Wheels Spinning For Charity

Gareth Montgomery at ‘Studio Velo, in Castle Douglas generously gave up some space in his bike shop recently in order to run a themed ‘Tapas Night.’ This was in order to assist Castle Douglas pupil, Poppy Drysdale, raise £250 towards the school project ‘The Da Vinci Challenge’ in which she and some other Castle Douglas fourth year pupils were taking part. Poppy transformed Studio Velo into a Spanish Tapas restaurant serving delicious Spanish meats, cheeses and nuts supplied by Iberico Foods. After the required amount was raised Poppy was delighted to be able to hand two cheques over, for £125 respectively, to two local cyclists for ‘Cancer Research’ and ‘Alzheimer’s Scotland.’

Colin Cravens, Robert McCulloch and a team of fellow Stewartry men bravely cycled from Lands End to John O’ Groats during the summer raising thousands for local charities. Colin gave a most enlightening talk about their adventure and many of the guests, largely made up of keen cyclists, were inspired to try something similar! Poppy Drysdale said, ‘It was good fun to try out something new in Castle Douglas and I enjoyed working with my fellow ‘Da Vinci Challenge’ school team mates. However, a huge thanks to Colin for speaking so well and of course to Gareth of local business ‘Studio Velo’ for supporting  this event. It is great to work alongside local businesses in Castle Douglas and support their businesses where we can.’




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