Ride the North is a 2 day cycle ride in the Scottish Highlands covering 170 miles. Athough many participants take part to raise money for their chosen charity, others participate purely for their own enjoyment and challenge.
Colin Jones, Web and Applications Team Leader at RGU, has been inspired to train for the 2015 ride following his decision to start cycling to work. What is particularly impressive is that Colin only started cycling to Garthdee a few months ago. Ride the North 2015 takes place at the end of August so he has made sure he has plenty of time to train properly.
Colin’s decision was a combination of a few different factors: getting more exercise, and cycling being cheaper and quicker than getting the bus to work. The ‘Cycle to Work’ incentive scheme helps budding bikers purchase a bike and is one worth taking advantage of. Having not cycled for many years Colin is really enjoying it and hopes to keep it up throughout the winter, and has purchased winter tyres just in case the elements conspire against him!
Are there any other budding cyclists out there? Maybe you’ve taken up cycling recently in order to get outdoors more, or maybe you’re a seasoned biker who is looking for a new challenge. It would be great if we could put other like minded people in touch with Colin – or maybe even get an RGU team together? If you’re interested, please contact me using the details on the front page. And if you’d like to keep up to date with Colin’s progress, you may find the link below of interest: