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Force is with Star Wars riders from Alness paying tribute to pal for Highland Hospice


By Hector MacKenzie


Moped riders from Alness area gather on the High Street dressed as Star Wars characters for a charity fundraising jaunt around the NC500 for Highland Hospice. The total raised this year exceeds £7000. Picture: Callum Mackay. Image No. 044229
Moped riders from Alness area gather on the High Street dressed as Star Wars characters for a charity fundraising jaunt around the NC500 for Highland Hospice. The total raised this year exceeds £7000. Picture: Callum Mackay. Image No. 044229

BIKERS on the North Coast 500 sometimes get a bad rap...

Yet there are no complaints about the exploits of a group who set out from Alness decked out as Star Wars characters.

Robin's run, in memory of the late Robin Finlayson, saw a group of friends saddle up on 50cc mopeds for a trundle around the route, raising funds for Highland Hospice.

The effort this year hauled in £7833 – bringing the running three-year total to over £25,000.

Last year, the group headed out dressed as superheroes, ensuring their fundraising effort didn't go unnoticed. Organiser Garry Coward said: "We're deliighted, as are Highland Hospice."



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