Ride the North this weekend

Last year we did a photocall with Stonehaven Riders. Can you spot yourself?
Last year we did a photocall with Stonehaven Riders. Can you spot yourself?

Over 800 cyclists will be welcomed to Stonehaven by community groups this weekend as the popular Ride the North finishes in the town.

The first Ride the North finished in Stonehaven, and the event will returnto it’s roots on Saturday August 29.

To welcome the cyclists who will have travelled 170 miles over two days from Inverness community groups will put on a variety of stalls.

The Recreation Ground Trustees have opened the doors for the riders and have joined together with the Stonehaven Rotary Club and Lions club to organise refreshment stalls. There will also be other attractions to coincide with the cyclists arrival on the promenade at roughly 3pm. Over the past four years Ride the North has raised over £750,000 for different charities.

The event will finish just in front of the Recreation Grounds with The Sandpiper Trust benefitting from this years event.

Many of the most successful fundraisers come from Stonehaven and over 115 are taking part this year, and will be raising money for this great cause and for other charities of their choice.

Attractions will include Bouncy Castle, Pony Rides & Face Painting. Refreshment stalls will include Burgers, Tex Mex, Hot Dogs, and a Beer Bar. Terryanne’s café will provide teas and snack food.

In addition there will be stalls set up by local people and businesses. Stonehaven Rotary will also be selling raffle tickets with the winning prize a MINI car to raise funds for Clan.

The organisers are hopeful that this could be a regular event in the town’s programme of attractions.