Cycling fund-raiser Alistair Macleod’s 105 mile ride to Raasay has earned him a little extra bonus.
For after cycling from Inverness to the island not only did he raise cash for his cause but was also presented with a bottle of whisky from Raasay’s soon to be up and running distillery to auction off and raise a few pounds more.
While many sports enthusiasts head to Raasay to take on the unique terrain just for fun and a challenge, Alistair had another motivation too. He was raising awareness and funds for Inverness local charity Men’s Shed.
Run by ex-police office, Alan Michael, Men’s Shed offers a place to socialise and keep up an active lifestyle for men who’ve entered retirement or who are dealing with bereavement.
Alistair said: “I used to travel to Raasay to visit my grandparents and auntie and always thought it would be a good cycle. Everyone just humoured me. It’s a bucket list task!
And so now he’s been able to tick this one off and raise awareness for a charity close to his heart as well.
The distillery backers, R&B Distillers, were so impressed with Alistair’s pioneering commitment to the cause that they wanted to get involved by offering a bottle of Raasay While We Wait, signed by co-founder, Alasdair Day, to be raffled to raise funds for this charity group.