North East Sensory Services

7 July 2018

Hundreds of cyclists expected for Moray cycling bonanza event

Hundreds of bike enthusiasts are set to descend upon the idyllic countryside of Moray next week, with a leading north-east charity urging people to get in gear for a day of cycling.  

The annual event will take place on Sunday 24th June 2018, to help raise vital funds for North East Sensory Services.  

The Glen Moray Bike Ride, includes three cycling options for all ages and abilities, with the choice of a 10-mile family friendly route, a 25-mile route and 75-mile sportive.  The event organised by NESS is in its 19th year and will be sponsored for the sixth time by Elgin’s Glen Moray Distillery and supported by Moray Council.  

NESS, which has offices in Elgin, Aberdeen and Dundee, supports over 6,000 people in the north-east who have sight or hearing loss.  The charity helps those with a sensory impairment to overcome the practical and emotional effects of serious sight and/or hearing loss, as well as guiding them to achieve more independence.  

Neil Skene, fundraising coordinator for NESS said: “We are encouraging others to take to the saddle and get involved in the local cycling event, which promises a day of fun for all the family.  Last year, over 200 cyclists took part in the bike ride, raising over £6,000 for NESS.  This event is one of the biggest in our fundraising calendar and helps to raise vital funds for people of all ages across Moray.” 

The cycles will commence and finish at the Glen Moray Distillery, mainly following minor routes and cycle paths.  This year the event organisers will introduce a chip timing system, ensuring the competitive cyclists receive an accurate finish time.   

The event is a fantastic opportunity for all levels of cyclists to take part with varying distances of rides.    Families can have an enjoyable day out, while being active and viewing the beautiful scenery on the way.   

Registration to the event is open until 12pm on 22 June on line at  Entries will be taken on the day at the event however there will be a £5 administration fee above the entry fee.  

For further information please contact Neil Skene at NESS on 0345 27 12345 or email: