Stoney gets ready for RTN

Picture from last years Ride the North charity cycle. '''Picture by Alex Hewitt
Picture from last years Ride the North charity cycle. '''Picture by Alex Hewitt

Community groups in Stonehaven will welcome over 800 cyclists to the town next week when the popular Ride the North finishes at promenade.

To welcome the cyclists who will have travelled 170 miles over two days from Inverness community groups will put on a variety of stalls. Over the past four years Ride the North has raised over £750,000 for different charities.

The event will finish on the Beach promenade 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.

The Recreation Grounds Trustees have made the whole of the Recreation grounds available and in conjunction with Stonehaven Rotary Club and Stonehaven Lions have organised refreshment stalls and other attractions to coincide with the cyclists’ arrival on the promenade from 3pm onwards on Saturday, August 29.

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.